12/30/2003 10:17:55 AM
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November 1-6, (can't remember exact day) 2003, 5:06am, totally dark outside Standing out in front of our apartment, a light appeared in the sky, slowly moving north. At first I thought it was a satellite - except that it was moving too slow. Then it stopped. It hovered for a few seconds, then began to reverse course. Then it vanished by simply blinking out. I went into the house and called the airport - which is less than two miles away - to see if they had spotted anything on their radar. Phone call was routed to the police department. I described what I had seen, and was told they would check with the airport and would call me back either way. I went back outside and watched the sky for a few minutes. There was a bright flash, the object re-appeared, then shot straight up - briefly trailing a bright, white line behind it - like a bright chalkmark in the sky, straight up. I called the police and told them that the object had returned, and less than thirty seconds later 3 North Bend Police cars roared up the street. Together with the three police officers, we watched the sky for about 10 minutes before the object appeared where I had originally spotted it. Completely silent, it slowly traveled away in a northwest direction and we watched it until we couldn't see it anymore. I don't know if this was ever reported to our local newspapers, or what the officers may have written in their reports. I have not been contacted by anyone regarding this, and have not seen the object again.
Reported To:North Bend Police Department
Your Location:North Bend, OR