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Occurred : 4/30/2006 00:20 (Entered as : 04/30/2006 00:20)
Reported: 6/19/2006 7:40:42 AM 07:40
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Diamond
Duration:3 seconds
Strange Diamond shaped object seen in Portland, Oregon

I was unable to sleep, and thought to look out at the night sky around 12:15 am while waiting for a show on TV to come back on. I was looking out my living room window that faces East. From this window I can see a bit N, NE, E, and SE. As I turned my gaze to look in the SE direction, I saw something quite bright, large, and moving very fast suddenly appear. It came from the SW direction heading East from my window view. It was at a 35 to 45 degree angle from where I was, and flying LOWER than what the helicopters or small planes do in this area. This object moved much too fast and silent to be man-made. When it first came into my view, I thought "Wow! A shooting star!" But as I watched it, I realized it was too big, and too low in the sky and flying horizontally - this was not a comet or star. Also it had a defined “shape” to it. There were NO flames, contrails, or light streaks coming from behind this object. It had an intense yellow-white glow around the diamond shaped object. I could also see something faint and darker, in the middle of the object as shown in drawing.

I did report this immediately to another web site along with a drawing of it here:

http://www.ufosnw.com/sighting_reports/2006/pdxor04302006/pdxor04302006.htm I just found out from reading NUFORC's web site that others may have seen this same object as well. So I thought I should also submit my report to NUFORC for this reason.