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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/15/2005 20:30 (Entered as : 07/15/1905 20:30)
Reported: 7/29/2005 1:01:16 PM 13:01
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Teardrop
Duration: 15 seconds
highly-reflective inverted black teardrop over a Portland evening

I had just finished my shift at the bakery and stepped outside to wait for a friend. The sun was beginning to set though the sky was still blue. With a few minutes to wait I looked up and something caught my eye. At first, due to the shape of this object (a black inverted teardrop) I believed it was a black balloon that had been let go, but once I saw that it was moving in a perfectly straight line I began to wonder (if it was a balloon, I figured, it would have had at least a slight variation in attitude or bearing). I was facing north when I first saw it, with the sun setting to the west, and it was travelling approx. East-Southeast. As I turned towards the east to follow it, I saw the sunlight reflecting off it's west side and realized it was a highly reflective surface in the shape of a perfectly inverted teardrop. Although I couldn't tell for sure, I received the impression it was spinning at a very high velocity. There was no sound beside those of the city, though I was in a state of sensation during the event. The sighting lasted about 15 seconds over residential Portland.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))