|Occurred : 7/1/2001 16:30 (Entered as : 07/01/01 16:30)
Reported: 7/1/2001 21:35
Location: Gresham, OR
|Bright circular object seen moving in a South to North direction fading in and out of sight, and difficult to pick up by binoculars.
One object was seen moving slowly (more slowly than a plane would move) from South to North in a straight line. It was small and bright and seemed to be at a high altitute. It went in and out of sight either due to the reflection of the sun, or rotated out of sight. We obseved with our natural eye, then tried to pick it up with binoculars. That was difficult but one of us was able to see it briefly through the binoculars. It appeared to be a bright circular (unenclosed on one side), and seemed to move faster when observed through the binocular and hard to keep in vision. It disappeared when it got almost straight overhead, and we could not pick it up again. We observed it for 5-10 minutes (estimate, starting about 16:30-16:35 and lasting until about 16:45. We are in our early 60's, post graduate educated.
((NUFORC Note: Please see report from Marysville, WA, for same date. PD))