|Occurred : 7/21/2018 21:40 (Entered as : 07/21/18 21:40)
Reported: 7/22/2018 1:00:44 PM 13:00
Location: Beaverton, OR
|Bright white round object flying in an easterly direction
We have witnessed this object fly over our house for several years. It does not appear every night and does not appear at the same time each sighting. When it does appear, it is usually shortly after sunset to no later than 2 hours after sunset. We had not seen it for several months.
It generally moves east though it may be moving slightly northeast or southeast.
The intensity of the white light does not change even after it passes over and goes out of sight so it is not a landing light or spot light. The light does not light up anything below it or around it. It does not pulse at all. The light is perfectly round. There are no other lights visible such as the red and green directional lights on the side an aircraft or a beacon light 1that would be on the tail of an aircraft. There are no strobe lights. It leaves no trail.
It is completely silent. We have never heard the sound of an engine, rotor, prop, or buzz like from commercially available drones.
We have no size reference for it other than it is much larger and brighter than a star such as Sirius. We have watched satellites and the International Space Station go over and this makes them look like tiny little pale pinpricks in the sky.
We have no real speed reference though we think it is moving at about the speed of a passenger jet, possibly faster. It does not change direction, stop, hover, etc., but flies in a straight line. We have no idea what altitude it is flying at which makes it harder to try to determine a speed or a size.
We are both pilots and are stumped at what this is.