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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/10/2006 22:00 (Entered as : 6-10-06 22:00)
Reported: 6/11/2006 9:34:41 PM 21:34
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 5 min.
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
I was driving with my young son in the area of 20th and Burnside. I saw a crowd in the middle of the street, who appeared to be observing something in the night sky. I turned the car away from the crowd, and parked my car about a block away and got out. The object was roughly 5 times the size of a star, appeared to make no sound, and was moving to the south. It looked like a large glowing red orb, and was unlike any aircraft I have ever seen. I spent most of my life near air force bases, and so am very familiar with both military and commercial aircraft. This one baffles me.