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Occurred : 7/4/2008 21:45 (Entered as : 07/04/08 21:45)
Reported: 7/6/2008 2:17:23 PM 14:17
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Eugene, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:15 seconds
Orange light ascending at a 75 degree angle on a straight trajectory.

@ approximately 9:45 P.M (twilight) on July 4 I was standing in front of my house (facing north) watching the neighborhood firework displays in the distance when I noticed a orange light ascending at a 75 degree angle from the WNW to the NW. At first I thought it was an ember from the mortar shells but its trajectory was as straight as an arrow and was unaffected by the winds aloft. It continued from my first notice for at least 10 to 15 seconds into the high atmosphere and then the light went out. I know this could be dismissed as an ember but it didn't behave like any ember I have witnessed in the past. Being the 4th it could easily be dismissed as a firework related event but after thinking about it for 2 days I thought it worthy of reporting.