NUFORC Sighting 124372

Occurred: 2015-11-25 22:30 Local
Reported: 2015-11-25 23:25 Pacific
Duration: 5 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Salem, OR, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Aircraft nearby

4 identical reddish orange orbs moving silently NE to SW across the sky before slowly disappearing.

I was walking the dog and noticed one reddish orange orb moving at a steady pace, but not fast. At first it appeared to be a plane on fire; however it continued to travel across the sky going northeast to southwest.

There were no flashing lights or tail, which may indicate a plane or meteor.

As It moved across the sky it appeared as if it were a Chinese lantern but it was too big for that and higher in the sky, yet lower than a jet that was also flying in the area.

Because I was walking the dog, and wanted a witness, I started to jog home to alert my wife and son. Before I reached the house it had slowly disappeared.

By the time I got to the driveway there were three more following the same path. My son came outside and we observed them as they flew by. They seemed close enough that we should have been able to hear engine noise, but they were completely silent.

Each object slowly disappeared into the night sky. It took ~45 seconds to 1 minute for each object to cross the sky from the northeast and disappear while travelling in a southwesterly direction.


Witness provides no contact information. PD

Posted 2015-11-26

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