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Occurred : 7/7/2006 11:00 (Entered as : 7/7/06 11:00)
Reported: 7/8/2006 11:24:52 PM 23:24
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Flash
Duration:5minutes
Flashing beam of light,lasted five minutes.

Just this,looking tward North ,NorthWest,right above 3rd star in big dipper handle,a flashing beam of whitish light,like a booster of a rocket with a long tail,every five seconds it would flash,a bit brighter then a bit duller and then just stopped,it lasted five minutes.My girlfriend has bad eyes and she even saw it.I looked at the space station schedual and we aren't able to see it tonight ,not since last wed. so,what would stay stationary and do that,it was higher than the clouds wich were scatterd and thin with a bright moon.I am almost poss. it was a beakon of light,a signal.