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Occurred : 10/31/2008 19:50 (Entered as : 10/31/08 19:50)
Reported: 11/1/2008 10:22:45 AM 10:22
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Springfield, OR
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 minutes
Orange Glowing Ball Over Springfield Oregon Moving NW to SE Across The City

At approx 19:50 hrs on Friday Oct 31, 2008, I observed a circular glowing ball, orange in color, moving first from the Marcola Hill area northwest of Springfield, Oregon, then towards the southeast across the City.

The ball was estimated to be approx 1,000 or more feet in elevation, glowing a bright orange then changing to a smaller object. It kept doing this for a duration of at least ten minutes till it disappeared into a cloud bank east of the city.

It was very dark out at the time and it was the bright orange that caught my attention. As the object moved it appeared to get smaller and almost disappear but it would then appear at it's full size and color intensity.

I am retired from the USAF and have a background as a criminal investigator. I have worked on many "restricted" projects and have never seen anything like this.

My wife who also saw this also has a law enforcement background and spent 8 years in the USAF.