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Sighting Reports 2007

Man Sees Round Object Pass by Moon

Map Showing Location of Sighting
Map Showing Location of Sighting

Date of Sighting: August 10, 2007
Time of Sighting: 5:55 AM PDT
Date Sightings Reported: August 10, 2007
Duration of Sighting: 10 Minutes
Location of Sighting: Salem, Oregon (About 100 MI South of Portland)
Latitude: 44.93 Degrees North
Longitude: 123.2 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Clear Skies. Visibility 10 Miles.
Astronomical Data: Moon Visible in ENE (Azimuth 77 Degrees) and Elevation 24 Degrees Above Horizon. Crescent Shaped (The Moon Was 17% Illuminated.) Sunrise 6:07 PDT.

Description (In Witness's Own Words): AS I WAS DRIVING TO WORK THIS MORNING ABOUT 6AM, THE CRESCENT MOON WAS VISIBLE.  I SAW A ROUND OBJECT SIMILAR TO WHAT A PLANET WOULD LOOK LIKE.  I THOUGHT IT WAS A PLANET, EXCEPT THAT I REALIZED IT WAS MOVING IN A NORTHWEST DIRECTION.  IT PASSED BETWEEN THE MOON AND EARTH.  IT HAD THE DARK BACKING OF THE MOON, WHICH ALLOWED A TRANSIT OF ABOUT A MINUTE.  IT THEN KEPT MOVING UNTIL I LOST IT WITH THE SUN RISE.  I COULD SEE NO LIGHTS, IT JUST APPEARED TO BE A ROUND OBJECT ABOUT THE SIZE OF WHAT JUPITER LOOKS LIKE AT NIGHT.

Second Report by Witness (In Response to Questions): The sighting took place going East on Highway 22, just east of Rickreall, Oregon. The time was about 5:55 am and the sighting lasted for about 10 minutes. The sun came out and I lost track of it. Rickreall is just West of Salem. (See Map Above.)

Investigator's Notes: The witness's observations are all consistent with weather and astronomical data. Given the witnness description I don't know what he saw. I don't believe that the object was a meteor because no trail was observed. No satellites were visible at the sighting time. (The time of the sighting was close to sunrise. (Satellites are not generally visible at this time.) I suppose that the object could have been a regular aircraft, but the witness described the shape as round which wouldn't fit an airplane or helicopter.

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