|Occurred : 1/27/2017 13:15 (Entered as : 01/27/17 13:15)
Reported: 1/28/2017 11:21:05 PM 23:21
Location: Portland, OR
|star/ white cylinder object seen by students at school
I am a school teacher. My class and I were outside doing a couple laps on the school track after lunch. The sky was clear and a couple planes were going by. I glanced up and was looking at the long trail produced out the back of one of the planes, when I noticed what looked like a very bright star in the east by southeast portion of the sky. It appeared to be above the 33,000 foot cruising altitude and was slightly bigger than the planes which were flying their typical daily routes. It just stayed in one place. I pointed it out to my kids because we had never seen a stationary star in the daylight before. The rest of my class gathered around us and we all stopped and watched it. It seemed to slowly shift and elongate. In other words--it went from a star to a white cylinder shape, and then back to a star as if it was maybe rotating like a baton. It would remain a star and only occasionally switch to the cylinder only a few times (3x). A couple times it completely disappeared, then would reappear in the same place. It moved very slowly to the center of the sky at a barely legible speed over the course of 15 minutes, and then completely disappeared. My class was excited and freaking out to each other. None of them were scared whatsoever, and in fact seemed very elated. There was no noise detected from the object, although we cannot hear jets at that altitude either..
((NUFORC Note: We have viewed the video, and the white light looks to us to be Venus. PD))