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Sighting Reports 2007

Woman Sees Object That Looked Like Parachute on Fire.
Object Was Glowing White

Still Image Extracted From Video and Enlarged About 2X
Still Image Extracted From Video and Enlarged About 2X

Sketch of Changing Directions of Object From Witness's Position
Sketch of Changing Directions of Object From Witness's Position

Date of Sighting: November 3, 2007
Time of Sighting: 2 PM PDT
Date Sighting Reported: November 3, 2007
Duration of Sighting: 21 Minutes
Location of Sighting: Portland, Oregon
Latitude: 45.4 Degrees North
Longitude: 122.5 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Clear Skies. Visibility 10 Miles. Winds Were Light.

Description (In Witness's Own Words): Around 2 pm today, I was outside on the east side of my house with my 4 yr old son. Occasionally, I would glance up at the sky and see strange contrails - some that would cross and make X's in the sky. We stopped for a bit and watched a beautiful hawk circling above in the east. I glanced up again at the contrails in about 10 minutes in the direct North that made an X and I spotted what looked like a small star or planet hovering there. It was a small white sphere hovering well above the X contrail and was completely still. It was quite small and hard to spot in the bright blue sky. I waited for about 3 minutes watching this (it never moved) and I decided to get my son in the house and grab my camcorder and go back out to try and tape it. I sat waiting and searching in the skies to the north, but finally found it again around 2:20 pm to the NE direction. I could see it with the naked eye, and found it with the binoculars, but I could not find it in the viewfinder of the camcorder. Then I lost it. I kept searching and then looked DIRECTLY above me and spotted it again! In this position, it was VERY difficult to try and tape it with the camcorder on the tripod but I still tried. Then I lost it again. I waited for a bit longer and then saw it directly EAST of me. I still could not find it in the camcorder viewfinder, but caught only a few frames of it as I zoomed in and out. It's not much but at least I know I was NOT seeing things. I watched this white sphere off and on (when I could find it in the sky) from about 2:10 pm to 2:31 pm when I finally gave up taping. I looked around for another 10 minutes but no longer could find it. Attached are a few images extracted from the video. I could NOT see it in the viewfinder, but when I zoomed in and out a couple times, I found that I did capture a few frames of it.

Investigator's Notes: The image shown above was extracted from video footage. As the result the resolution of the image is low. The object in the photo is not well defined. This same witness has taken some high quality videos of silver spheres in the past few years. Given available information it is difficult to say anything definitive about this sighting.