|Occurred : 10/21/1999 23:40 (Entered as : 11/21/99 23:40)
Reported: 10/22/1999 20:39
Location: Tigard (12 mi so of Portland, Exit 290 I 5), OR
|Object moved north to south approx 40 deg.in 15 sec. and stopped. Remained in that position till 0130am 10/22/99. at that time i went inside. Went back out at 0430am 11/22/99 object was still there but had moved with relations to stars to the west and was not quite as bright.
10/21/99 1135pm I went outside and was facine east. I looked up and saw a bright object traveling from the north in a southern direction approx 10 deg. easr of straight up. I watched it for approx 15 seconds. I could not see any flashing lights and my first thought was it is a satalite. It seemed quite high and I got the impression that it was reflecting sunlight because it had the same shine as the moon which was approx 20 deg west of the object. At that point the object stopped and stayed in that position. I went inside and got my 7x50 glasses and my wife to come out and see it. She said she could see a small flashing on the left side but I could not see any other lights At that piont it was approx 20 deg to my s/sw. I thought at the time it must be very large to be so bright because I got the sense it was very high also. I kept checking on it till 0130am 10/22/99 and went in. It did not change its position other than to move in relation to the stars and the moon during that time. At 0430am10/22/99 I went out to look at it again and it had moved to approx 35 to 40 deg above the horizin in the west. The morning star, Venus was comming up in the east at that time and the brightnes of venus was very close to the brightnes of the object the previous night. The object and the morning star were approx 150 deg apart at that time (0430am). I have seen many satalites and this was at least 2 to 3 times brighter and larger. The object and the planet Venus were approx on the some latitude.