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Occurred : 9/21/2004 05:30 (Entered as : 09/21/2004 5:30)
Reported: 9/21/2004 7:27:43 PM 19:27
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Circle
Duration:20 min
At approx 5:30 AM I looked out my window and saw a large yellowish light in a circular form. It almost looked like a bright city lamp post light. The circle was completely still for about 10 minutes and appeared to be low to the horizon (over a tree line) so I could see it directly. After about 10 minutes of complete motionlessness, the light became brighter and brighter and started to rise. It rose very smoothly and at first slowly, gradually increasing its ascent upwards. The movement was mostly vertical, with a bit of angle to it. As it got higher up, I could see vibrant orange "legs" stemming from the center, looking a bit like spider legs. In the very center of the yellow circle (underneath the craft), the was a red and green small light. Once the craft started to ascend, it was out of sight (straight up in the sky) within about 3 minutes.