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Occurred : 3/10/2005 17:55 (Entered as : 03/10/2005 17:55)
Reported: 3/11/2005 3:26:06 PM 15:26
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Kelso, WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5min
Bright single point of light

My sister inlaw and I were outside on the front porch and the weather was clear and warm. I was looking at the stars that were just starting to show because it wasnt totally dark yet.

As we were chatting I noticed a bright object come into view overhead travelling from west to east just slightly north of the constellation Orion.The object was at least mag 8 in brightness.At first I thought it was a plane then as we watched I noticed no running lights or flashing beacons that a airliner would normally use.

As the object passed over head it maintained its brightness as it traveled to the east which ruled out navigation lights.So I figured it must have been the ISS 9International Space Station)passing overhead 200 miles up.However I checked for local viewing times to see what time the station was to be viewed but it wasnt to appear for another hour after the time we viewed this very bright object.So its a mystery to me as to what this was.

((NUFORC Note: If the time of the time of the sighting, indicated by the witness, is correct, the object could not have been the ISS, the orbital schedule of which appears below:

09 Mar -0.5 19:58:01 10 WSW 20:00:51 71 WNW 20:00:51 71 WNW
10 Mar -0.4 18:51:06 10 SW 18:54:03 48 SE 18:56:50 11 ENE
10 Mar 1.4 20:26:42 10 W 20:28:34 28 WNW 20:28:34 28 WNW
11 Mar -0.5 19:19:22 10 WSW 19:22:27 64 NNW 19:24:25 19 NE