Description: Many years ago (1998 to be precise) a friend and I were coming home from shopping late at night. We were doing a play for our childrens’ theater and had to get some props. The sighting was in Portland, Oregon (in a southwest neighborhood) April 22, 1998 at approximately 9:30 PM. When we rounded a corner, we came to a screeching halt. Above a very old fir tree was a huge, round object—glowing yellow. It was so close. (The tree was in a yard right next to the street.) And it looked as though it were sitting on top of the tree—maybe 50 feet or more in the air. It was at least 25 feet. across. It could even have been bigger.
After a few minutes, the object went from hovering to blasting off faster than it is able to be conceived, soundlessly. It seemed to be going away from us, to the west.
We didn’t know what to do. We waited to see if there were any reports in the media about it. It seemed inconceivable that no one else had witnessed it, although it was somewhat late in the evening for folks to be outside and looking up in the sky. There was nothing in the news.
It is only now that I discovered the UFO Reporting Center and thought that we should relay what we saw. My friend and I would like to go on record as witnessing this unexplained event. This was no man-made craft. Nor was it just some kind of light. It was a solid object, suspended in the sky.
I am writing to tell you about it because there is such a gap in time between the sighting and the reporting.
Do with it what you will.
Witness Response to Investigator Questions: Yes, I suppose you would characterize it as a disc. The effect was almost round. I am bad at estimating size, but it was huge, like a harvest moon. It was so close to us, as I said. The sighting was on a very small road (Dosch Road) in SW Portland. I don’t have an address, but I could get the address of the house the next time I go by if you need it. My apologies for not reporting it sooner. As I said, I had no idea there even was a place to report it.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.