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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/8/2005 21:10 (Entered as : 09/08/2005 21:10)
Reported: 9/9/2005 1:03:45 PM 13:03
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Albany, OR
Shape: Oval
Duration: 4 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Probably a meteor

At about 9:10pm my wife and I were enjoying our hot tub. As I'm always looking up for shooting stars and satelittes I saw in the south sky a object like a shooting star but much bigger. It was traveling a southeasterly direction. I saw it first and pointed at it to my wife she had time to turn her head and see it. Normally there isn't time for this if it were a shooting star. It was about the size of my thumbnail with my arm stretched out. It was white with a dark center it looked to have a streaming tail like shooting stars. It appeared at the 3 o'clock position and disappeared at about the 8 o'clock position. There were no sounds heard. The only thing that bothers me is the speed, it traveling as it was slower than the shooting stars I observe. I was just curious if anyone else saw this. My guess would be a meteor glancing off our atmosphere because it was so big.