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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/18/2004 01:00 (Entered as : 03/18/2004 1:00)
Reported: 3/18/2004 1:46:20 AM 01:46
Posted: 3/23/2004
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Disk
Duration: 20 seconds?
Fast moving round object at night.

Just a bright object moving across the sky faster than any human craft I've ever seen.

It looked round (might have been slightly oval shaped, not sure) and moved from in front of my house to behind my house and so far away that I could not see it anymore in around 20 secs or so. It was about the size of a dime in the sky, so either it was really big and far away, or it was small and close. However, judging from the angle it dissapeared out of my site, I would have to say that it was at least fairly high in the sky. At first I thought it was just a balloon floating a couple hundred feet in the air at an angle...but then I realized: 1. It was too bright to be a balloon (this was 1am) and 2. it was moving too fast.

I stayed and looked at the sky for about 2 minutes after it was out of sight and right before I went in saw what looked like a military surveilance plane flying overhead (It looked like one and wasn't using the normal commercial flight paths).

Oh! one more thing...The object (unlike planes that fly in the area) didn't make any noise.