NUFORC Sighting 125185

Occurred: 2015-08-15 23:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2016-01-09 00:08 Pacific
Duration: 2 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Medford, OR, USA

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

Fire ball inferno on opposing valley wall. Then vanished.

I live in a town that sits in the middle of a valley "Rogue Valley". As I was driving to work along a outskirt road that looks over the valley, on the opposite side of the valley I saw huge flames looking like they where approx. 50-75 feet high, and about 50 feet long, along the ridge line of the opposing valley wall. I watched this inferno looking/fire ball/flames, for about a minute while driving until I turned off the road and the tree line obstructed my view from the fire.

I was extremely puzzled by what I saw, here in Oregon we had a few forest fires at that time around the area but none that could be seen from inside the rogue valleyfloor. I kept driving for a couple minutes and decided to make a u-turn, head back to try and see this again.

Turning back onto the road "foothills rd." where I witnessed the flames, proceeding back the same way I came from, looking for the flames, which I can best describe as looking like a raging forest fire that was lighting up the night sky with an orange aura, like a fire does. It was completely gone with not a trace or evidence that anything out of the normal was there only a few minutes a ago.

I parked my car, pulled off onto the side of the road where I believed I had the best vantage point when I witnessing the flames and got out, turned my car off and sat on the roof for 10 minutes hoping I could get a clue as to what I saw. Nothing. It had vanished.

What I witnessed was enormous, and has baffled me if it was a forest fire, as raging of an inferno it looked like it was. 50-75 feet tall. Could of just disappeared in a matter of minutes? It was not a forest fire but something else.

Posted 2016-01-14

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