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Occurred : 9/10/2008 14:00 (Entered as : 09/10/08 14:00)
Reported: 11/8/2008 6:12:43 PM 18:12
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:15 min
gold cylindrical object with red top and bottom. Tumbles head over head at high altitiude.

I went over to my friend's house with my daughter and saw that he was scanning the skies with a pair of binoculars. I joked around about him seeing things "up there", to which he calmly replied, "yeah there is one up there right now". I took the binoculars and aimed it in the direction he pointed. At first I saw nothing but a high altitude plane, at about 35,000 ft. but then to my surprise I saw something else too. Beyond the plane, higher up, maybe at 60,000 ft. I saw something strange. I put down the lens and looked again with the naked eye, nothing. Again, I looked through the binocs and once again saw the "thing" in the bright day sky. It looked like a gold cylinder with reddish top and bottom. My brain could not quite place the object, I was searching for a connection to something else I may have seen before but could not quite understand what it was that I was looking at.The only connection I could fathom was that I looked kind of like a plane rising up into the sky at first, then, it also had characteristics of a kite, but it was tumbling, head over head, in one place. I was confused and amazed, I really could not place this thing...I could not understand in my mind what this was....strange.

My friend then told of how he had been seeing these things all week and followed them with the binocs as they moved, often randomly, his girlfriend also witnessed them from time to time yet she never spoke of it and even joked around about her "crazy" boyfriend always looking up.

I am not saying there where little green men in these objects but to this day I can not explain or identify this object with any one thing I have ever seen before.

I am a skeptic person by my nature, an atheist. I teach sculpture for a living an am pretty good at identifying objects and forms of all types but this flat out baffled me.