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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/3/2004 15:09 (Entered as : 05/03/2004 15:09)
Reported: 5/7/2004 6:33:33 PM 18:33
Posted: 5/10/2004
Location: Salem, OR
Shape: Circle
Duration: six minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Object changed directions several times.

UFO Incident Monday, May 3rd, 2004, time 3:09 to 3:16 PM while on a work break outside in SE Salem not far from the Salem airport observed an object in the sky at cloud level. It was silver color and the sun reflected from its metalic appearance. It appeared to be round but when turning it had a slightly different look.

There were three of us who observed this and one co-worker spotted it first.

It appeared to be rather stationary at first and our thoughts were that it might be a weather balloon but as it started to move West it seem to defy prevailing wind currents and began to dismiss that therory. It appeared about the size of a pea at that altitude. Then it started back in an Easterly direction for abit and then turned south and sayed on that course for a couple minutes not moving to fast, finally it turned east again and went into the clouds and break was over.