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Occurred : 10/28/2000 10:30 (Entered as : 10/28/00 10:30)
Reported: 10/29/2000 18:49
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Portland, ME
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 seconds
Metallic Sphere flies within 30 feet of apartment.

I was lying in bed looking out my 2nd floor window when I noticed a metallic sphere, 3 ft. in diamaeter, shoot across my field of view. The sun was reflecting off the sphere, and the reflection was very bright. The sphere was about 20 feet above the ground, and 30 feet away from my apartment. It was travelling south. After I noticed the sphere, I ran to the window and got a very good view of it. After a second or two it stopped, reversed direction, then reversed again about a second later, continuing on it's original path. It shot away at an estimated 20 mph. At that point I ran downstairs and outside to see if I could follow it. By that time it was too far away.