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Occurred : 7/12/2000 18:30 (Entered as : 07/12/00 18:30)
Reported: 7/26/2000 14:44
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:30-45 seconds
I saw a cylindrical object hovering and moving in a "square" pattern and then it sped away at a great rate of speed.

At approximately 6:30 pm, Wed July 12th, 2000 my fiance and I wereon the back porch enjoying the warm evening. As I looked SE I noticed a cylindrical shape hovering in the sky. I was looking between two trees approx. 20 ft apart. The object was grey or brown in color and would shimmer or reflect bright light on the top. I seemed to be appoximately 1 - 2 miles away. I couldn't really judge the distance due to the fact that I did not know what I could compare it to to judge the size, then the distance. It hovered, but not completely still. It seemed to move up and then to one side or another; then down and to the other side - an almost "square" pattern. It then moved in an easterly direction. I had to move to my right to keep an eye on it. It then picked up speed...a lot of speed. It moved very fast to the east, past the tree that was in my line of site, and then almost straight up into the cloud cover. Approximately 30 seconds later, a small jet, (possibly a LearJet?) crossed the sky at approximately the same line as my sight was for the object. My fiance was with me, but when I finally realized what I was looking at, I asked her to look in the same direction, between the two trees. She said she could not see what I was pointing at. It was at that time the object moved to the east and then up.