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Occurred : 5/16/2007 22:00 (Entered as : 5/16/07 22:00)
Reported: 5/17/2007 8:23:04 PM 20:23
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
Bright, Disappearing Object in Portland Night-Sky

Hi, Mr. Davenport, Last night, as I lay in bed looking at the stars out of a window, I saw a bright, white light high in the sky. First I thought it must be Jupiter or Venus, but then I saw that it was drifting slowly northward.

A big, bright light moving to the north: this could not have been a planet or a bright star. Some might suggest that I saw an airplane; I can only say that all of the airplanes I’ve seen flying at night typically have flickering lights spaced apart from one another on each wing, whereas the object last night was one solid, extremely luminous ball of light. Others might suggest that it was a satellite, but all of the satellites I have seen in my life have not been nearly so luminous as this object. Most importantly, neither hypothesis can explain the sudden disappearance of the object.

I have been curious about UFOs all of my life, but this was only the second time I’ve ever seen anything anomalous (the first time was insignificant: probably just a balloon). For a while I stared out my window, hoping it would come back again. But (alas!) it was gone.

I only saw it for about 10 seconds before it vanished. Perhaps someone else in the Portland area saw it, too.

I want to go to McMinnville this weekend to hear you speak, but I don’t have any way to get there. Greyhound doesn’t go out there on weekends. Perhaps next time.

That is all. Thank you for your time and the fine work you do.