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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/18/1998 23:54 (Entered as : 10/18/98 23:54)
Reported: 10/28/1998 22:40
Posted: 11/1/1998
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 7 sec
I was driving over the burnside bridge into downtown Portland, A metallic green fireball very slow in nature. slower than the dozens of fireballs that I have seen. the size of a helicopter at a half mile in distance. At first i thought it was a helicopter hovering over downtown. a moment into its existance I recognized at as yet another of the green fireballs being reported on Art Bells show. The fire ball was travelling due west.I started seeing it at high noon and it continued beyond the horizon line in a slow steady manner.

As I said in the summary description, this another of the westerly bound green metallic fire balls. I say mettalic becuse the fire ball was green, but the trail glowed with the intensity of a arc welder. I did not notice sparks as other reports entail. I thought it was a helicopter at first, as I am used to seeing helicopters over downtown Portland.