|Occurred : 2/3/2004 03:05 (Entered as : 02/03/2004 03:05)
Reported: 2/3/2004 8:43:16 PM 20:43
Location: Medford, OR
|Fast moving object disappears into night sky
I am a Commercial pilot and was on the ground at the Medford (MFR) Oreogn airport at 3:00 am waiting for transportation. I looked into the clear sky to the north over towards the Rogue Valley VOR (navigation facility)and saw an aircraft, estimated at 10,000 feet, manuvering at very different angles of turns, circles, and other zig-zag patterns. The aircraft had a red/orange tint with no flashing lights or strobe lights. This seemed very odd. I thought for sure it was an F-16 from the K.Falls base doing some fooling around. I looked for another plane in trail(most travel in pairs), but their was nothing else.
All of the sudden, the aircraft started climbing straight up and disappeared into the night sky. I watched it as long as my eyes could see it. It never returned as I stood on the ramp looking for about an additional ten minutes.
There was no noise. I have never seen an aircraft move as quickly as this one.
I departed the airport and contacted Seattle Center for my clearance. I asked them if they had any traffic on radar over the last 15-20 minutes in the vicinity of MFR. They said no. I asked him if there had been any military traffic. Again the answer was no.
I think I may of seen my first UFO.