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Occurred : 12/17/2000 09:30 (Entered as : 12/17/00 0930)
Reported: 12/31/2000 18:21
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Fargher Lake (WA Hwy. 503), WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 minutes
Large bright ball of light in the morning sun, appearing to come from a craft.

I was headed to Battleground clear weather (rare this time of the year). I was on on a flat stretch of state route 503 headed South from Fargher Lake. The area is on a well travelled flight path to Portland Intl.Airport., so I hesisitated to send this in. It possibly was an airplane, but it was very strange and I never got a conclusive I.D. I have been in the service but still haven't figured out what I "saw"? I saw a very, very, bright light, so bright the only thing I could imagine was a chrome jet or airplane , reflecting the sun in a very freak fashion. Definitely bigger than a landing light apporoximately at 45degrees from the Southern horizon. I thought it was a plane, but it was strange enought to pull off the road. I watched as traffic sped by , everyone in a scurry going to work or holiday shopping. The craft turned, the light was gone, but it just didn't look like an airplane, jet, but yet flew as if it could be. The light was sooo big for the plane or craft to be so far off, that I wouldn't even ID it within a minute. I watched it travel off on a Northwesterly direction, but still couldn't discern a clear image of a conventional aircraft. I then was told by a friend that all planes are painted. Whatever it was cause a very bright white ball, and if it was a glint from the sun, it was a very freakish event. I am saying it was a UFO in nature to me. Wish I had the camcorder. Maybe a New Year's resolution, ha!!