|Occurred : 7/14/2003 15:33 (Entered as : 07/14/2003 15:33)
Reported: 10/18/2003 11:24:35 PM 23:24
Location: Beaverton, OR
|White-pink oval object seen & photo'd while rising up thru high cloud.
Walking along Canyon Road facing east, I sighted a pink-white oval canted down at left, up at right. It seemed to be 2000 to 3000 feet above ground level, moving slowly toward me at elevation, and then began rising slowly. I had a digital camera with me and proceeded to snap some photos, and one movie mode clip, on two separate memory cards. The object seemed to color shift from more white to more pink, then darker pink, as it rose up into some cloud cover. I had observed the clouds being formed earlier. They were a combination of jet contrails/chemtrails that had fanned out into cloud, and some fast forming 'popcorn' clouds which seemed to come out of nowhere to become thicker, more dense cloud along with the jet trails. The object changed its attitude from low at left side, to low at the right side and high at the left, in other words it became pitched in the opposite direction. it also seemed to change size and clarity, not with respect to rising and becoming smaller, but as it entered the cloud cover it became smaller and more like a bright point of light than an oval shape. This is also the point at which its attitude pitched over the other way, as described above. As it rose up into the cloud cover it changed to a double oval shape, still pitched, with the lower oval magenta in color, the upper one pale yellow with a green luminous fringe, and the two ovals were separated by about half their thickness by two or three balls of dark blue color. Size of the object was small, perhaps 1/10 of my thumb width held out at arm's length. I had paused to take the photos, but as I had filled both camera memory cards, I put away the gear and continued walking east on Canyon Road. The object had risen above the cloud cover, reaching a height over 30,000 feet, and became lost. It never really stood completely still, and rose vertically and moved horizontally mostly to the west and south, but in no regular pattern, only that of its own apparent making. It made no sound. One aircraft! was seen flying near the object near the end of the sighting, but I had already filled the memory cards.