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Occurred : 8/7/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 08/07/03 22:00)
Reported: 5/7/2008 7:53:40 PM 19:53
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Newberry Crater National Monument, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
bright light pretending to be a star in big dipper

I was reading over some of the sightings and was stunned when i read the report from 4/10/08 (surprise). So I decided I should report an almost identical sighting that occured while I was camping in Oregon.

I was visiting a friend there that told me to stand in front of him and he pointed at the big dipper specifically the star in the upper left corner that begins the handle portion of the dipper.

We were camping inside of a dormant volcano so we were up high enough to have a panoramic view of the big dipper was lying just above the horizon with the handle portion on the left in the sky.

He was talking to me for a minute or so and suddenly it was like a very bright star was superimposed over the star in the upper left corner of the cup portion of the big dipper. This light began to drift slowly through the big dipper and it crossed over the star in the bottom left of the cup portion.

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that date of the event is approximate. We believe that one would have to rule out the possibility of a satellite, possibly an Iridium satellite, before concluding that the object was a genuine UFO. Just a guess. PD))