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Occurred : 5/30/2007 19:45 (Entered as : 05/30/2007 19:45)
Reported: 6/26/2007 7:24:32 AM 07:24
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 minutes
2 very small white spheres hovered in same general area for 30 minutes

On June 23rd, 2007, I ran across this report on your web site:

http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/056/S56872.html

I thought it sounded very similar to what I saw here in SE Portland, Oregon. I've decided to come forth about what I saw (and tried to video tape) because of this specific report. The similarities between our sightings seem very close However, my sighting was on May 30 2007 and first seen at 19:45 to 20:15 - I observed these for around 30 minutes! When I first saw this object, I saw only one - then later I saw two. To the naked eye it looked like a very small white sphere that did not move - sort of like a planet. But it looked very different when viewed through the binoculars. At one point while viewing it with binoculars, the center of it suddenly flashed a strange metalic gold.

I tried to video tape this object from inside my home while my camcorder was on the tripod - I could see this object in the East directly above the neighboring trees nearby around 7:45 pm. I started video taping around 7:49 pm. After a few tries (only caught a few bits of it on video), I ran outside to have a closer look at this with my 10X50 binoculars. After observing it more closely for several minutes, getting a good look at what it was (see drawing ) I then decided to run back in the house and try to tape this again. I grab the camcorder and ran back outside and started to video tape again at 7:57 pm. Again, I was only able to get a few quick shots of this object on video. It was VERY hard to find this in the camera viewer lens of my JVC 25X optical camcorder - and its much to hard to find it on the LCD screen during daylight - and it was too small to pinpoint and focus on the object.

I continued to try off and on attempts at capturing it on video - not easy to do in clear blue skies. I had to use the trees and far distant planes with contrails to help reference about where they were above in the blue sky . The video overall is about 9 minutes (because I would pause for a bit, then try to record through out the video). These objects were observed from around 7:45 pm to 8:15 pm. The last part of my video records a few frames of both objects at 8:15 pm just before they head up a bit higher above the one huge fir tree then they head NORTH against the 7 MPH winds that were coming FROM the WNW!. I gave up trying to record them, and ran inside to see if I could still see them.. but could not. I immediately checked the weather conditions and it confirmed to me that these were not balloons because they headed away to the NORTH against the winds that night. I also took a screen shot of the weather report at that time.

The video is not very good at all, and I cuss up a storm and at the time of recording these, I could not see them in the viewer lens, and was not sure I even caught them on the video. After reviewing the MiniDV tape over, I did indeed catch several frames of them as I would zoom in and out where I was guessing they were in the blue sky. I used Exsate DV Capture software to be able to show the date & time embedded on the MiniDV tape. I then compiled image shots from the video in the order shown on the tape and put them together as a swf and posted them online for viewing - Select from the drop down box 800 to see this in LARGER VIEW: http://media.putfile.com/PDX-UFOs-May-30-2007 Note regarding some of the images: I also included various shots that shows the trees - or planes in the far background. These are what I was using as a reference point - I would then try to zoom from those areas to where I estimated they were hovering.

My initial thought of these were balloons. But when I went outside with my binoculars, I could see these were NOT balloons. And did not act like balloons. But even then, I thought they MIGHT be. But after trying to tape them and observing them for around 30 minutes, while they hovered above in the same general area not being affected by the wind, I realized they were probably not balloons - especially after watching them head away NORTH against the wind. Even after I looked at the weather report and the tape I really did not think it was enough to report this -- that is up until I found the report on your site and decided to come forth about what I saw.

I am just so relieved to read that SOMEONE else in Portland, Oregon saw something similar to what I saw!