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Occurred : 9/8/2014 06:00 (Entered as : 9/8/2014 6:00)
Reported: 9/22/2014 10:13:53 AM 10:13
Posted: 9/25/2014
Location: McMinnville, OR
Shape: Circle
Duration:15 seconds
seen over McMinnville Oregon.

Driving out by the airport,the sky was dark but clear. I looked out the passenger window and couldn't explain what I saw.

There was a plume of smoke with a bright large (maybe 10ft a cross ,it was difficult to gage how far into the distance it was ,or how high in the sky it was.) It looked like a giant flash light was shining down. I thought it was a meteor, but it didn't seem to be moving, nor did it look like what I'd expect a meteor ,or astroid ,or what have you. There was no tail, it was more compact.....stumpy.

The man driving decided to pull over so he could get a better look, but just as he said it the light blinked a couple times and the just went out. Right when it went out, there seemed to be a little piece of something that was burning. It shot off to the upper left and immediately it burnt out. And that was it. All that was left was a poor of smoke. I was stunned, and I thought for sure with its size and the 15 seconds that I saw it, (let alone the actual filtration of time it was present) I was SURE somebody, somewhere had caught it with their cell phone, or camera. But, nothing. I heard nothing about it.

I don't know what I saw, but I know it was something extraordinary.

Finding this site helped me see that maybe I saw something even more unusual.