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Occurred : 12/8/1995 18:00 (Entered as : 12/08/95 18:00)
Reported: 2/18/1998 16:15
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Pacific Northwest - flying from Portland to L.A., Ca/Or,
Shape: Changing
Duration:45 minutes
While flying from Portland oregon to Burbank, Ca. - saw a solid bright light alongside aircraft for about 45 minutes. Object would change shape and size and brightness/intensity. Also would change colors - white, red, orange, yellowish - no specific pattern/no consistency. Light got smaller and smaller and faded away.

While flying from Portland Or. to Burbank, Ca. I noticed a white light outside the aircraft. It did not resemble another aircraft - no strobes or consistant light patterns. This was just one light - which would change shape (from large ball to a much smaller defined point of light). Object seemed to fly alongside our plane for about 45 minutes. It was really fascinating and as it changed shape it would also fade in and out of different colors. It went through shades of red, orange, yellow, and very bright white. This whole time I could see other aircraft along other routes and this object did not resemble or act like any of them and it was not a planet or star (too low on horizon). It always seemed to stay a consistant distance (hard to judge because it was so dark) yet it would morph into these different shape/color phases. The patterns of color and shape were not consistent and differed throughout the whole time. I asked the person ahead of me on the plane if they could see it - they acknowledged they could and I told them to watch it for a while. I noticed that person looking out at it occasionally yet they never said anything about it. Eventually the light seemed to start getting smaller and smaller (like a pinpoint of light) and it eventually disappeared - as if turned off! It was really quite interesting and I am happy to have witnessed something like that. I have flown many times at night and have NEVER seen anything like that. It behaved like no aircraft I have ever flown on or seen while flying - it was really quite amazing!