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Sighting Reports 2010

Woman Sees 5 White Glowing Spheres in Night Sky While Driving

Sighting Occurred From Interstate 5 Near Salem, Oregon. Salem is About 45 Miles Southwest of Portland.
Sighting Occurred From Interstate 5 Near Salem, Oregon.
Salem is About 45 Miles Southwest of Portland.

Date of Sighting: May 14, 2010
Time of Sighting: 9:45 to 10:15 PM PDT
Location of Sighting: From Interstate 5 Near Salem, Oregon

Description: Last night I was driving from Eugene to Portland and over the course of a half hour I saw 5 different glowing objects in the sky. There was at least one visible at all times, and sometimes I could see 2 or 3. They were either stationary or moving very slowly. One appeared to be rotating slowly. I believe I saw 3 very similar white glowing spheres that resembled stars or planets at first, but as I drove toward them they increased in size. One was right over the freeway and I drove right under it. The other two were off to the west. One was probably a couple miles away, definitely way too large to be a planet, and the third was further, but still quite bright and was visible to the west from around Woodburn until I was almost in Portland. There was a dimmer red one also over the freeway and also an object of a different shape that had 3 lights in a row, 1 green and 2 red, which was also over the freeway.

There were many other cars on the freeway, and at one point, as the 3 lighted object was directly overhead, it seemed like traffic slowed down, which I thought was because other people were looking at the objects, but it seems no one else has reported anything.

Maybe they were some sort of military craft or something, but they were definitely not like anything I have seen before.

I reported this to MUFON, and so far haven't seen any mention of anyone else seeing anything.


Addtional Information Supplied by Witness (In response to investigator questions): I saw the first object around 9:45 PM. I saw it for at least 5 minutes I think before I passed underneath it. The furthest one to the west was visible out my window for at least 10 minutes, maybe longer. They were all a few miles apart, and I could consistently see at least one from 9:45 to about 10:15, when I was almost in Portland. 

I wondered if it was some sort of organized staging or hoax having something to do with the UFO festival in McMinnville, but they were large and too high in the sky to be anything your average Joe could rig up.

I don't think it could have been Chinese Lanterns. The white spheres were a cool white and very bright, and did not look like fire. They had the tone of LED lights, and the glow was constant (not flickering or dimming). Also, they were miles apart, and did not look like they were moving.

Is there a directory of night images of unusual military crafts anywhere? I have found websites with pictures of craft often mistaken for UFOs, but they were all during the day and did not show the lights.

Note: At this time we have received no other reports from this area.

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