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Occurred : 8/2/2001 02:00 (Entered as : 08/02/2001 0200)
Reported: 8/2/2001 02:55
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Salem, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
red light in southern sky

was switching water around for nightly watering duties at work. looked up into the southern sky, saw what i thought was a red star, as Mars has been in the southern sky the past month. but then remembered that Mars was in the Southwestern sky and this red "star" (more of a burn Orange to Red), was directly south. Then I noticed the "star" moving to the north. I shook my head in disbelief. Looked at it again, and it sure was moving. If I had a ruler with me, and held it to where i first saw it until it took a 90 degree squared turn to the east, it would have traveled about 4 to 6 inches, then traveled the same distance to the east from the turn. The light then flickered a couple times like it was loosing power and then disappeared. Tried to make visual contact again, after moving to a darker area, and was unable too.

((NUFORC Note: We talked with this witness, and he sounded to us to be sincere and credible. PD))