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Occurred : 7/23/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 07-23-03 22:00)
Reported: 8/8/2003 1:08:14 PM 13:08
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Circle
Duration:nightly
((NUFORC Note: Based on the description below, we believe that observations of satellites and occasional meteors would be the first possible explanation for the sightings that would have to be eliminated, before we would conclude that the witnesses are observing anything unusual. PD))

We see objects in the sky that look like tiny stars that move at lightning speeds, hover in one spot then takes off at lightning speeds

HELLO, IT ALL STARTED APROX. A MONTH AGO. MY HUSBAND AND I WERE OUSIDE OF OUR HOME, HE HAPPENED TO LOOK UP AT THE SKY THEN HE SAID TO ME "LOOK AT THAT STAR MOVING." I LOOKED UP AND SAW THIS THING THAT LOOKED LIKE A STAR WAY WAY UP IN THE SKY. IT WAS TRAVELING TOO FAST AND HIGH TO BE A PLANE. WE DECIDED TO STAY OUT AND WATCH FOR A WHILE. SURE ENOUGH HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE. WE COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY WERE AT FIRST THINKING THEY ARE FALLING STARS BUT THE WAY THEY WERE MOVING IMPOSSIBLE. WE THEN SAW A BLUE LIGHT STREAK ACROSS THE SKY AT LIGHTNING SPEED. THEN THE OBJECT IN THE SKY WAS GONE. THEY MOVE SO FAST AND IN ALL DIRECTIONS. WE NOTICED THAT THEY WILL MOVE AROUND AND CHANGE DIRECTIONS. WE HAVE SEEN THEM SWERVE AROUND THE STARS, STOP AND HOVER IN ONE SPOT FOR A FEW MINUTES, THEN MOVE LIGHTNING SPEEDS. ONE NIGHT I WAS WATHCING THE SKY AND SAW WHAT LOOKED LIKE A STAR, THEN I SAW THIS BRIGHT FLASH THAT FLASHED AT LEAST 5 TIMES THEN THE OBJECT TOOK OFF SO FAST AND DISAPPEARED. WE STARTED TELLING OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHAT WE SEE, AT FIRST THEY THOUGHT WE WERE NUTS. A COUPLE OF WEEKENDS AGO, WE WENT CAMPING IN AN OREGON CAMPGROUND. WE WENT INTO THE CLEARING (SEVEN OF US) AND SAW AT LEAST 5 OR 6 OF THESE THINGS. ALL SEVEN HAD SEEN THEM. THEY NOW ARE CONFUSED AS WE ARE. WE HAVE ALSO TOLD OUR NEIGHBORS AND THEY HAVE HAVE SEEN THEM ALSO. WE HAVE SEEN FALLING STARS BUT, THEY ARE DIFFERENT. WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE ACUALLY SEEING IN THE SKY AT NIGHT OVER OREGON. IF THEY COULD BE UFO'S PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I DON'T KNOW ANY CRAFT THAT OUR GOVERMENT HAS THAT CAN MOVE THAT FAST AND AROUND OBJECTS LIKE THESE THING CAN. REMEMBER WE CAN SEE THEM EVERY NIGHT BETWEEN 22:00- 23:00 ONLY IF THE SKY IS CLEAR.