NUFORC Sighting 157196

Occurred: 2020-06-27 19:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2020-06-29 12:06 Pacific
Duration: 2-4 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Portland, OR, USA

Shape: Sphere

Silent black sphere defied characteristics of a "normal" object and rationalization

Spending a lot of time at home, I've been watching the sky quite a bit, honestly in hopes of stuff something else after having witnessed something extraordinary last October when i saw a "v" formation of star-magnitude lights materialize high in the atmosphere and instantly zip away at multiple mach speed silently. I reported this to you guys and mufon. I hope that doesn't damage my credibility with this sighting, it just has been something I've been unable to rationalize since.

On last Saturday evening, I was watching the sky outside my door when i noticed what i thought was a small airplane on a low angle trajectory coming slightly towards me in a E/SE direction. It had the notion and speed of a plane but made no sound and i couldn't see wings. I turned my music down and heard nothing.

I live close to PDX and while air traffic during the pandemic has massively decreased, planes do still take off. This thing was rising from the far north of the airport and i thought it might be from some small airfield across the Columbia in Vancouver.

Still it seemed strange and i watched it. I had eye surgery years ago which corrected my vision to 20/39, so not perfect but i can see pretty well at a distance and i could never make out wings. It just continued on this slight upward trajectory until it was out of sight in the sky. It never wavered, slowed down, sped up, made any discernable sound although it had to be within a couple hundred yards at most at it's closest.

It was black, spherical although seemed to reflect no light, and i thought i could make out something dangling from the bottom like a cord or string that was attached to something like bucket attached directly to the bottom. This observation made me think it had to be a party balloon but it in no way acted like one. It was not a windy day, but there were currents and this did not respond to them at all. The entire time, i made no attempt to photograph or call my roommate who was within earshot. I thought about both things multiple times but easily rationalized away the ideas immediately before acting.

I don't know, this was nothing like the first sighting in creating cognitive dissonance, but the more i reflect, the stranger it seems. I don't think I've added anything to the memory to cause that, but that's what they all say.

I literally do not know, and that's the hardest part of this whole thing.

I hope that's worth something to you, and if you are interested I'd love to talk about my sightings. Thanks.

Posted 2020-07-03

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