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Occurred : 3/13/2006 21:30 (Entered as : 03/13/06 21:30)
Reported: 3/14/2006 11:42:49 PM 23:42
Posted: 5/15/2006
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Other
Duration:not sure, seconds
Bright Aqua ball of Light over Hillsboro, Oregon - viewed from Cornelius Pass - Danced in the sky

I heard coyotees howling very loudly outside so I opened the door to see if I could see them in our yard. I walked out on to our porch (which is on the second story of the house) and I looked acrossed the street (which is on a right angle from our house)when I realized the sound was coming from that direction to see if the coyotees were that way. Out of the corner of my left eye I caught something in the sky that looked bright. It was "falling" in a straight line from left to right yet at a downward angle, it appeared to be in the sky over the Beaverton or Hillsboro Area. It was just above the line of a tree in our yard, and over the lights of the town. My first reaction was that it looked like a HUGE shooting star but then my brain connected that it was not white but a very bright Aqua (blue green) color.. not a regular blue.... and it was pretty big.... much larger than any falling star I've ever seen. Sort of a firey looking bright aqua colored light. I yelled for my family because the door was still open and I really didn't know what I was seeing. It lasted long enough for me to think they would actually be able to get to where I was at and see it, but at the last moments ...as it seemed to get to it lowest point it suddenly swooped back up in a circle (rounding over itself and coming back around), then in a kind of figure eight and then basically made a bunch of very eratic moves...in a really much faster and crazier pattern. honestly the closest description I can give is that it looked like a ballon losing its air... a kind of crazy dance right at the end... and then it just disappeared. Before it did the circles though it was going very straight and fast at an angle towards the ground. It was very clear .... no clouds skewing my view..... and I saw it distinctly. I don't know what it was, so I won't even speculate, but I can say I For SURE saw what I saw and know it wasn't any kind of plane or ballon or regular aircraft I've ever witnessed before. It left me feeling pretty odd since it was so big and in such plain site. No matter what it ends up being I'd love an explaination!