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Occurred : 8/17/2001 23:15 (Entered as : 08/17/01 2315)
Reported: 8/20/2001 02:17
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Salem (Outside), OR
Shape: Light
Yellowish light pulsating in the night sky

While I was heading to work(2315-2325) on Hwy 22 going West I observed a light in the sky that was yellowish in color. At the time I was observing, the area in the sky was around the big dipper. It was a clear night and there were no clouds visible at the time. At fist glance I thought i was observing Mars, but at second glance I observed the light in the sky pulsating several times. I had watched this in the sky for several minutes not believing what i was seeing and trying to make a rational decision on what I was seeing. Within the timeline I had made up my mind due to the fact that this light was blinking in and out several times at one point disapearing for several seconds. I then lost sight of the light when I turned and headed North on hwy 99west. I want to be sure in what I was seeing so if there are any other people around the area of Salem Oregon who also observed this light report it as well thanks.