Location of Sighting: Salem, Oregon
Date of Sighting: October 20, 2016
Time of Sighting: 8:21 PM PDT
Description: A woman, her son and husband saw 3 orange lights moving north in the night sky. The woman was bringing in her horses and first noticed the lights. She thought that they were stars, but saw that they were moving northward one after the other. The lights would stop, hover and then move again. She went into her house and asked her husband and son to come outside and view the lights. She attempted to take a video, but the lights did not show up. Bright flashes of blue and red light emanated from the lights. The lights were visible for about 5 minutes before vanishing. Skies were clear at the time of the sighting. The lights were silent.
Note: A check of the winds aloft showed that winds were mostly from the west-southwest. If the objects were flotation devices (e.g. balloons) they would not have been moving north. Also the lights were seen to stop and also projected red-blue flashes. These facts suggest that the objects were quite likely not balloons.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.