|Occurred : 5/28/2007 18:45 (Entered as : 05/28/07 18:45)
Reported: 5/30/2007 11:53:52 AM 11:53
Location: Portland, OR
Duration:15 - 20 min
|7 craft appeared in the SE bright sunny day lit sky over Oregon, looked like white planets, moved slowly and gradually disappeared.
Monday, Memorial Day - May 28, 2007, Portland, OR, USA At about/between 18:30 to 19:00 PST, I looked up into the bright clear sunny sky, above the waxing daylit moon (full on 5/31/07) and saw what appeared to be stars or planets in the S/SE, but I knew they couldn't be stars or planets - invisible in daylit sky. The sun was still at least an hour or so from setting.
I thought they might be satellites, but they were not moving in the fast, straight orbit pattern of satellites. They were fairly bright (white light, like metal reflecting sun), and I realized they must be craft of some sort in the high earth atmosphere realm, either going out to space or returning. Definitely not airplanes, they appeared to be flying above aircraft altitude and were not blinking or moving in the straight pattern as airplanes. They were circular in shape and exactly the size of stars/planets to my relative view. They were about 20 degrees up from the horizon in the S/SE section of sky over SE Portland.
There were six to seven of them covering about a 10 - 15 degree area across the sky in roughly the same plane/area across the sky just above and to the right of the moon, but they were not moving in formation nor were they evenly spaced. The three on the left side were in a triangular/Cassiopeia-like space and formation, and the others to the right were in more horizontal formation, but not exactly a straight line. They all moved as if they were flying, but slow, not like a plane. It was regular/straight-ish movement, as human/craft (plane, car, ship, people) would move. It didn't in any way seem alien or weird. They simply looked like six human craft.
They remained in roughly the same area in the sky, although they were moving a little bit in relation to each other, like if you're watching 7 people or animals in a group walking or hanging out.
When I first had looked up, I saw three bright ones and then the few fainter ones to the right became brighter. A seventh moved in from faint to bright into the same realm and then back faint again. They were visible in the sky for about 10 or 20 or more minutes, and then gradually they all became fainter and fainter and disappeared into the sky as they came, like craft flying out to space from the earth atmosphere. My friend returned but only as they were disappearing - he saw 2 or three of them.