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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/2/2013 23:00 (Entered as : 6/2/13 23:00)
Reported: 6/7/2013 1:49:19 AM 01:49
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:~5 minutes
Bright ball of light in the sky over Portland.

Sunday night I was in my backyard smoking a cigarette when I saw a bright light through the tree's to the west. The object seemed like a plane at first until it came into full view.

It was not a plane.

It traveled from west to northeast.

The object was flying about as low as commercial planes that take off from PDX (Portland international airport), (low enough to hear the engine and see the wings and flashing lights if it were a plane) This ball of light had no flashing lights, no wings and made no sound.

It was the brightest light I've ever seen in the sky at night. I couldn't take my eyes off of it, I watched it fly from the Hillsboro area, over the west hills to Portland when I lost sight of it.

During the the time I was watching it, it did not leave a trail, it did not change brightness, make any erratic movements, or change speed.

I have lived in Oregon for about 20 years. In that time I have seen one similar object, in broad daylight about 15 miles from this sighting.

When I was a child, I spent a lot of time on the Colorado river at the Aha Quin resort (trailer park/air strip). I saw fighter jets doing tactical maneuvers over the desert, practicing dog fights, shooting flares at each other. An awesome sight.

I see satellite's drifting through space almost nightly.

I've seen the afterburner of fighter jets in the night sky.

I have seen meteors/shooting stars.

I have no logical explanation of what I saw Sunday night June, 2, 2013. Or in the afternoon about 5 years ago.