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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/8/2000 22:30 (Entered as : 11/08/00 22:30)
Reported: 2/24/2003 8:52:33 PM 20:52
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Eugene, OR
Shape: Light
Duration: 8sec.
Characteristics: The object left a trail
What appeared to be a falling star , changed it's mind and made a hairpin u-turn and shot back up the way it came.

Standing along the side of my house away from lights where I usually look at the stars , I was egerly awaiting the usual shooting star before turning in for the night . I didn't have to wait long and what I saw was not the ordinary track of a falling star . It began burning as normal falling at the right speed , angle about 45 degrees above the Eastern horizon . It appeared to come towards my location at the usual altitude but as the last "w" of wow left my lips - it had made a u-turn and shot back up at the same rate of speed and kept it's brightness till it vanished . If you were to open one end of a paper clip 45 degrees away from itself , that would pretty much match the escape trajectory . I chuckeled to myself and said aloud "woops wrong address " . If it had bounched off somthing in the atmosephere it should have broken up . Next time I'll bring my video camera !

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate. PD))