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Occurred : 6/30/1995 15:00 (Entered as : mid 1990s 15:00)
Reported: 5/19/2008 5:41:03 AM 05:41
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Medford, OR
Shape: Disk
Duration:3-4 seconds
A metallic disc with a brilliant amber colored light passed directly overhead at incredible speed at low altitude.

It was mid-afternoon on a clear, sunny day in the mid 1990s. My kids were in the front yard talking to my in-laws who had stopped by to visit. I walked to the curb to bring the trash cans back up to the house and noticed a brilliant amber colored light low on the horizon over Mt. Ashland coming directly toward me at an incredible rate of speed. It looked like a huge fireball in the sky and I was scared that it was a meteor about to hit.

It only took a couple of seconds to reach us and I was shocked when I looked up to see a round metallic object streaking by directly overhead at a low altitude. (It was about the size of a tennis ball held at arms length from my perspective) There was no contrail or fiery tail and it made absolutely no sound at all. The light source must have come from the top of the craft because there was no light coming from underneath. I watched as it streaked by and disappeared from view within a second or two. It went from one horizon to the other in the span of about 3 to 4 seconds. I asked my in-laws if they had seen it and they said they hadn’t been looking at the sky and hadn’t noticed anything.

I had never believed in UFOs and was a bit shaken by the encounter. I listened to the news that night hoping for a logical explanation to what I had seen, but there was no mention of anything at all. Out of fear of sounding like a kook, I’ve kept the incident pretty much to myself all these years, but I’ve never been able to get it out of my mind.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))