Skip to comments.Mystery object lights up Northwest sky
Posted on 03/12/2005 9:33:14 PM PST by Mr.Atos
PORTLAND - A flaming object was spotted streaking through the Saturday night sky across Western Oregon and the impact was heard all the way from Salem to Medford, according to various reports.
Newspapers across the western half of the state and KPTV were getting phone calls from people who saw the object.
Summer Jensen of Portland said she was sitting in her living room with her father when they saw the flash of light outside and rushed to see what it was.
"I've never seen anything like that," Jensen said, adding that the object appeared to be moving slowly compared to a typical meteor, or "shooting star."
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Stunning.... enough so to share.
No sonic boom like there was in Fla?
I didn't hear one, but extended reports say there was.
Sounds awesome. Did you also hear the impact?
probably a meteor.......a meteorite if it hit earth...of maybe Howard Dean?
lol...i see #3
Is there any consensus on what the heck it was? Should I put on my tin hat? LOL
COOL!!!! Wonder if they will have a impact site and be able to tell what it was.
Is it a meteorite or is North Korea doing target practice again?
No! But, I saw the flashes as it went below the horizon. Damn near looked like it hit OHSU from where I was standing. It tracked a shallow angle, but did NOT travel horizontally as many reported... at least not from where I stood and I saw it from beginning to end.
Damn! Santa's test run failed.
I tell you... I've seen a few spectacular meteors. But, this one was most stunning. It started with a blue glow and left a very long blue tail it its wake as it made a very slow descent all the way to the horizon.
haha.....I don't think N. Korea could hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle.....
I heard it was Dan Rather's Career...
I'm sure wherever it hit, it killed all the dinosaurs in the immediate vicinity
Blue??? Most meteorites/meteors have a white or yellow trail. What the heck solid burns blue?
What a sight! No sonic boom?
Yep... might be one o' their Long Dong missiles...
CNN going down in flames?
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