Occurred: 1997-10-01 21:30:00 Local
Location: Oakland, OR, USA
Shape: Light
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 1
Reported: 1998-11-02 00:00:00 Pacific
Posted: 1998-11-19 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object

High altitude light turned, dropped several Thousand feet, turned and disappeared!

Sitting on front porch looking up at stars and saw a light appearing as a high altitude (est 35-40,000 ft) aircraft traveling North to South, suddenly stopped, appeared to drop straight toward me (Basically just down,)for 10-20 seconds getting slightly bigger and brighter then at about (est) 20,000 ft stopped and turned south again and disappeared! Thought about it being a military aircraft, but the speed at which it changed directions seemed wrong! And as a general rule, military fighter aircraft don't operate "white, steady glowing" lights!

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