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Occurred : 7/4/2004 23:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2004 23:00)
Reported: 7/25/2004 11:15:12 AM 11:15
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Eugene, OR
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2 minutes
Brilliant, erratically zig-zagging, fast-moving object in 4th of July sky at Eugene,Oregon

While watching neighborhood fireworks at my son's home in Eugene, Oregon, on July 4, 2004, between 10:30pm and 11:30pm I noticed a very bright spherical shaped light high in the sky to the slightly to the North. I pointed it out to three others, my son, daughter-in-law, and friend. We watched it for about two minutes as it continued North. It was travelling at about 4 to 5 times the speed of a jetliner and zig-zagged erratically from side to side. It was brilliant, brighter than the stars and any other object in the sky. It was not an aircraft. After it moved from view we saw a satellite pass overhead. The satellite was a small fraction of the brightness of this object. I have practiced law for 24 years. The others with me were all between 30 and 50 years of age. This was definitely not an illusion or anything we've seen before.