|Occurred : 2/13/2000 02:00 (Entered as : 2/13/00 02:00)
Reported: 8/5/2000 03:27
Location: Salem, OR
I was taking a bag of garbage to the dumpester at the back of our house which faces East when I noticed a bright orange light over the mountians. It was a clear night with a bright moon so I could make out the crests of the Cascades. As I looked at this light it seemed to "wobble" in it's posion. As I continued to observe it;it seemed to move toward me. I continued to watch it inch toward me for another 30 secounds or so when I decided to go inside and tell my wife about this. I went inside, and told her, were upon she said "I'll be right out" as she was not dressed. I returned to the back of the house where upon I saw that the orange orb was still present and still appeared to be slowly closing in. After a few more moments of watching this my wife came out in her bath rob and saw it immediatly where upon she blurted out "call my sister". I had forgotten that I had our "Cell Phone" in my coat pocket as we had only had this device for a couple of months. I handed my wife the phone and as soon as she started dialling her sisters number the object gradually diverted its direction away from us and toward the south. As the phone conection was made the orange "orb" began to move in to a cloud bank that was South and East of us. Unforunatly, her sister was notat home, and her niece ansewred the phone who was not willing to look out the window and was only "mildly amused". Eventually the orb disappeared after moving in and out of the clouds as it slowly moved sout.