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Occurred : 12/5/2000 17:10 (Entered as : 12/05/00 17:10)
Reported: 12/5/2000 08:05
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
Object was motionless and did not emit sound while motionless in the western sky.

I was on my way to the corner of 6th and W. Burnside Street to meet with someone when I seen a bright light out of the corner of my eye. Upon looking directly at the object I could see that it was twice as bright as the moon and about the same size as the currently half-moon that is in the south eastern sky. The object was in the north western sky and too bright to see any details. It was circular in shape. I stood there looking at it and noticed that it never moved and made no sound. It also never changed color. There was no flickering of light, fading or otherwise. I then thought to go back to the apartment and grab my camera. When I returned, the object was gone. On the corner looking one block up at a three story building, the object appeared about 2 to 3 inches above the building. The streets were very busy with vehicular and pedestrian traffic but no one took notice of the object. I originally seen it looking between two buildings and then went around the corner to the next street up to get a better view. It was then that I thought to grab my camera. While looking at it there was nothing attached to the object or coming from it. There was construction in the area and the lights from the cranes were smaller and not as bright.