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Occurred : 3/9/2013 21:12 (Entered as : 03/09/2013 21:12)
Reported: 3/9/2013 10:01:27 PM 22:01
Posted: 5/15/2013
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 minutes
Light? Fireball?

I was on the front porch and happened to look up, just to the North of our house, and saw an orange colored light, moving from North to South. It made no noise whatsoever. I ran to the front door and told my girlfriend to come outside quickly, which she did. The light was sill approaching our vantage point and moved almost directly overhead.

The oject seemed to be moving parallel to the ground, on a flat trajectory. There is no wind tonight and the sky is cloudless. There were no aircraft in the vicinity at the time of the sighting.

If I had to guess, I would say the object was about 1000 to 1500 feet above the ground.

When it got just past us, at one point it kind of slowed for a couple of seconds and moved slightly towards the East, then sped up again and continued to travel South. It seemed to me to be traveling somewhat faster than a single engine civilian airplane would at that altitude. The light seem to fade an brighten very slightly at regular intervals. It faded out then disappeared completely as we watched it. The whole sighting probably lasted for two minutes, from about 21:12 to 21:14 hrs.

We could not see any larger object surrounding the light, it was noiseless, moved at a constant speed and altitude, and was moving much to fast to be a Chinese lantern. To sum up the event, it was just very strange! We live within about 5 miles of the Portland Airport, and constantly see commercial, military and private aircraft at all times of the day and night. I have never witnessed anything quite like this, including other UFO’s that I have seen from the same vantage point.