posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 11:29 PM
I saw something that sounds like this the other night.
About a week and a half ago I was up late working on college homework, and stepped out onto the front porch to have a smoke. It was around
midnight-thirty and the sky was totally clear. I live out in a rural area around Portland Oregon, and where I live I dont suffer too much from the
city lights and smog polluting my view of the stars.
So I was smoking and absently looking at stars, when I noticed a bright light moving quickly across my field of view from West to East (I was facing
North). Now, I can easily recognize airplanes and satellites, and actually have never witnessed a UFO in my life (not for lack of wanting to!). But
this seemed different, it was like a flood light (or a bright star), with no other additional blinking lights or anything I could readily identify. I
assumed it was probably a satellite, even though I believe this to have been much brighter than any satellite I have ever seen.
So as I am watching it moving quickly across the sky, it begins to get dimmer and dimmer until it completely vanishes. I was fairly surprised, and
began scanning the sky with a peaked interest. As I was moving my eyes around the brighter stars in the sky, I noticed one star (that I will mention
had been there the whole time in a stationary position directly to my North, and actually was just a little above the flight path of the first object
I saw) that suddenly began moving quickly straight upwards. It didn't get very far before it too got dimmer and dimmer, then vanishing from my sight.
I can honestly say that I have never claimed to have seen a UFO, but this was fairly convincing. I thought about making a thread here about it, but
didn't feel like getting raked over the coals. I was surprised to see this thread as it sounds like what I saw, hope this is good corroborating
testimony for the thread.