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Occurred : 7/7/2001 03:00 (Entered as : 07/07/2001 03:00)
Reported: 7/20/2001 14:58
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:8-10 seconds
I had just exited a residence and happened to look up into the sky as it was a very clear night. Upon turning my eyes skyward, a very bright, white light caught my attention. It looked like a star, but very bright, brighter that anything I've ever seen in the sky other than the sun and moon. It was west from my position, at an azimuth of about 50-60 degrees. It shone for about 10 seconds in the same position, then faded away, shrinking in size and diminishing in intensity until it was no longer visible, as if it were either simply disappearing or traveling away in a straight line at a speed great enough to leave the atmosphere within seconds. I observed the area for another 10 to 15 minutes, but no further activity was noted.