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Occurred : 9/5/2011 01:00 (Entered as : 09/05/11 1:00)
Reported: 9/6/2011 1:08:54 PM 13:08
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:5 seconds
bright light that looked like a satellite then shoots straight up leaving a streak behind momentarily

Sitting on my side porch, I was looking at all the stars in the sky staring at the sky to the southwest. Very clear night, and I see what looks like a satellite moving in the skies maybe a few hundred miles away. It was moving at a typical speed of a satellite.

Then all of a sudden, it shoots straight up FAST, leaving a brilliant streak behind it, then disappears. It reminded me of a shooting star as it took off, except this was flying up and out of our atmosphere and I clearly saw the ball of light prior to it flying up.

I gasped and did not know what to do, I started to think about making a call or two but thought people would think I was crazy. Its been on my mind ever since and I wanted to share what I saw.