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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/23/2010 20:00 (Entered as : 07 23 10 20:00)
Reported: 7/30/2010 3:08:46 AM 03:08
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Independence, OR
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Rocket-like craft with centered- tail- trail over Willamette Valley, Oregon

It was a clear, still-light, evening. I was out watering the yard & caught sight of movement in the sky. Very high, but not as high as the commercial airliners, was a craft moving very quick across the sky. At times it glinted in the sunlight...shining as if shiney silver, but too high to make out shape. It had a tail coming out the center end (directly behind), white...but the tail dissipated (unlike the commercial jets that leave a white trail in the sky..that comes from both sides, behind the wings). The tail was about 7 times the length of the vehicle. I have seen satellites, the space station in orbit...this was not like anything I've seen....easily visible. It kept a straight path and steady speed...disappearing at the horizon. This was not an had more of a rocket-like shape. There was NO sound at all...when it's quiet I can hear the commercial jets sometimes...& I heard nothing.