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Occurred : 5/17/1997 14:00 (Entered as : 05/17/97 14:00)
Reported: 5/18/1997 14:18
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Oval
Duration:4 seconds
Summary : I sighted a rather large silver object,Oblong but not roundedit was visible for 5 sec.thengone in a blink.

I was getting out of my car ina parking lot of a shoppingcenter. I looked up in the SWsky over East Portland and sawwhat appeared to be a ratherlarge craft it was oblong butnot rounded(actually rathersharp on one end) I held out myhand at arms length and it wasabout the size of my littlefinger.It appeared to be aboutthe size of a passengerairliner.I see passengeraircraft fly over often atgreat height this object was ata much lower elevation.While Iwas observing it it simplydisappeared. It didn'taccelerate but rather it justwinked out and was gone. It wasa beautiful sunny day,not acloud in the sky. There wasonly one object and itdisappeared so fast I don'tthink anyone near me saw it.I am 50 yrs. a counselor whoworks for the county.