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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/21/2003 22:30 (Entered as : 7/21/03 10-11pm)
Reported: 7/27/2003 1:50:47 PM 13:50
Posted: 8/1/2003
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Light
Duration: 3 mins
Between 10 and 11 pm, very bright quiet object traveling S to N then abruptly turned toward the E..

Around 10 or 11 pm, we saw a very bright light moving from the south to the north. It was moving at a constant rate of speed, just like a satellite. I told my friend to take a look at the unusally bright satellite. (I constantly observe satellites and the ISS, and constantly tell my friends to look up and watch with me as they pass.) Then as it passed over head it made an unusally abrupt right turn and headed east. This object moved with a constant rate of speed and a constant rate of magnitude of bright light. Usually satellites fade as they move away. This object was twice as bright as venus would be and it made absolutely no sound.