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Sighting Reports 2009

Man & His Mother See Fiery Orb That Changed Direction & Ascended

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Still Image of Orb Extracted From Video.
Still Image of Orb Extracted From Video.

Castle Rock is in Southern Washington About 50 Miles North of Portland, Oregon.
Castle Rock is in Southern Washington About 50 Miles North of Portland, Oregon.

Date of Sighting: July 5, 2009
Time of Sighting: 11:15 PM PDT
Location of Sighting: Castle Rock, Washington (See Map)

Description: Hi William. I am uploading the video now to your large video uploader. My mom was out smoking a cigarette out in the back yard/patio about 11:15 PM on July 5th. A few minutes after she was out there she called my name and to come take a look. I hesitated and then went outside. The first thing I thought was that I was looking a meteor going across the sky from East to West direction and it was a ball like on fire with flames visible to the naked eye. I told my mom to keep an eye on the object while I ran to get the camera. I am here visiting so my camera was nearby. My mom thought what she was seeing was an airplane on fire, but with out any sound. I didn't see that. I thought it was a ball/meteor, however that is when the thing stopped going from East to West in a descending fashion then it began to stall and then rise and move to the North. The video is about 45 seconds after my mom first spotted it and called my name. The video camera is facing North by North West direction. We are in Castle Rock Washington 49 miles North of Portland, Oregon and on the West Side of the Castle Rock bridge downtown. The object my mom says was large as big as an airplane when she first saw it. When I first saw the object it was 4 times bigger than what the object in the video shows. The video is taken when the object became stationary and began to rise and move Northward. Thanks William for taking our call and the video. I hope someone out there has an explanation. Let me know what you think! Enjoy your evening!

Note: The video doesn't appear unusual. However, the fact that the object showed up on the video means that it was bright. (The video camera was not on "night shot" mode and was recording in the visible light spectrum.) The witness also said that the object was times larger before the video was recorded. The video combined with the report of two witnesses indicates that this was an unusual object given the flight characteristics. This is one of several sightings of orange objects or orbs sighted in the past week.