|Occurred : 8/17/2015 21:20 (Entered as : 08/17/15 21:20)
Reported: 8/17/2015 9:39:30 PM 21:39
Location: Beaverton, OR
|Bright airplane-esque light, slow moving, no blinking, fade out
So, weird sighting twice now in the sky, want some opinions and to see if anyone else has seen anything similar. First sighting was by my mom, I wrote it off as a comet. This was last week sometime. Second sighting was just a few mins ago, and we both saw it. It's low enough in the atmosphere that I thought it was a plane. No blinking lights, plus the entire thing emitted a glow. It was traveling rather slowly, no trail, and it was witnessed for about one minute. It was a giant ball of light moving from west to east.
At the end of the sighting it got to be very bright, then dimmed to red, and then faded out of sight completely. I've seen comets and shooting stars, logically I cannot connect those dots. It wasn't a commercial craft or drone, and it was silent. Any other guesses I'm not considering?
Oh, also, it wasn't one of those Asian candle paper lamp thingies either. I've seen those released numerous times and they move all about, flicker, and glow and are nowhere as large as what this was. This was really bright, like the incoming lights of a plane, but traveling much more slowly, without noise, without blinking. I am stumped. Any guesses??