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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/8/2011 21:10 (Entered as : 10/08/11 21:10)
Reported: 10/8/2011 9:35:10 PM 21:35
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 15- 20 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
I was looking up at the moon facing South from my Southeast Portland front porch, when I saw some red and green lit object almost floating south in the sky. It would descend and then hover repeatedly for the time that it was visible.

I wasn't able to make out a shape, but I could definitely tell that it was not something that I had seen before (I've seen Chinese lanterns, weather balloons and meteors).

This was about the size of a small airplane by the formation of the lights on the object.

It disappeared behind the tree line.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and she seemed to us to be exceptionally eloquent and objective in her description of her sighting. We suspect that she is a quite capable, and reliable, witness. PD))