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Occurred : 8/17/2001 12:35 (Entered as : 08/17/01 1235)
Reported: 8/17/2001 13:04
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 minutes
Daytime UFO sighting over Portland Oregon

One silver sphereical object at high altitude moving NW to SE seen by two persons over SW Portland. Object appeared to have movement of some sort on the underside, similar to a tail. Moved rapidly across the sky and dissappeared. Photographs were taken using a disposable camera. Before sighting, a squadron of UH-60 Military Helicopters were seen flying formation towards the NE...in the direction of PDX airport. We were looking at a hawk flying when the anomolous object was spotted. It first appeared as a glint in the sky and then straight-line movement was noted. I grabbed my partner and directed his attention to it. "My god! It is a UFO" was his repsonse. I grabbed the camera off the table and got 3 shots before I lost it in the trees. We ran out to the front of the house, and looked along the expected path of the object, but it had dissappeared. Witness occupations are Chef/Teacher/Artist and, ironically enough, a Radio Talk Show Host who specializes in the topics of Paranormal and unexplained phenomena.