|Occurred : 7/22/2001 00:31 (Entered as : 07/22/01 00:31)
Reported: 7/22/2001 14:59
Location: Hillsboro, OR
|Big, bright, white, light receding quickly from view.
Brilliant white light 5 times as bright as Mars and 3 times as big in appearance. Mars was in view at the time. Heading generally west, by NW. Quickly flew away, dimming to nothing. Other witness saw it "roll" into view growing in brightness before receding from view. That witness is a student pilot and states that is not a charachteristic of standard flight patterns.