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Occurred : 4/12/2007 20:30 (Entered as : 04/12/07 20:30)
Reported: 4/12/2007 11:05:20 PM 23:05
Posted: 4/27/2007
Location: Stayton, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:2 to 3 minutes
orange-yellow fire dribbled stright down from the object

raApproximately, 8:30 PM April, 12 2007 looking Southeast 25 to 30 degrees from the horizon, I saw a bright orange-yellow light at an elevation of 2000 to 3000 ft.

I first thought it to be a general aviation aircraft landing light because of the size of the light and the speed of the object.

The object moving to the Northwest over the town of Stayton Oregon, I observed a rotating red anti-collision light behind and above the orange-yellow light which was about a half of degree in width. Then something strange happened, dribbles of fire shot straight down from the object and burned out 200 to 300 feet blow the object. {similar to tracers being fired from a automatic weapon except the burning objects where different sizes and not even spacing like what would happen with tracer, and only burn for a few hundred feet } this occurred three times before the object went behind a cloud and was out of view.

I called the Salem Police; they had no information on any stricken aircraft. I called the Stayton Police they had gotten a 911 call about 8:30 PM of a similar sighting and directed them to call the McMinnville FAA. I called the McMinnville FAA and was told they did not know of any aircraft reporting any malfunction in the area.