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Occurred : 8/2/2001 23:21 (Entered as : 08/03/01 23:21)
Reported: 8/3/2001 13:46
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Shape: Oval
Orange satillite enlarges 5 times its size as it flairs to white-blue, then back to original size and color .

I was out side looking at the new full moon with binoculars when I saw an orange light moving above me.At arms lenght it was the size of a pin head or just larger than a star.Moving south to north on the 10 degree radial.I wathced it for a moment cause it was orange and not white like other satillites.As it came dierectly over my head it changed.It started to flair white-blue color and increase 5 times in size.This only lasted for 3 seconds (appox.) and then whent back to its previous size and color.Never stopping or chanig course I followed it till it dissapeared beneath the Northern horizen.Checked my watch again,the whole event lasted appox.3 min. .

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness means a date of August 02, 2001, and we have changed it here. Also, he may have been witness to the characteristic flare, caused by an Iridium satellite. Please see other report for the same date and approximate time. We believe the location is Hillsboro, OR; we are not aware of a "Hillboro." We have amended the name of the city. PD))