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Occurred : 7/18/2009 21:15 (Entered as : 07/18/09 21:15)
Reported: 8/5/2009 1:10:58 PM 13:10
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Albany, OR
Shape: Changing
Duration:5 minutes
UFO over I-5 near Albany, Oregon on 7/18/2009.

In the evening as we were heading north on I-5 about 10 miles south of the Corvallis exit, we saw a strange cloud-like shape in the sky. It was strange because it was darker than the few other clouds in the sky that were lighted from behind due to the setting sun. It was also much, much lower and a had a very distinct full shape as opposed to the other clouds that were high, thin and flat in the sky that are typical in Oregon on hot summer days. We both saw the object and began to discuss what we thought it was. At first we thought that maybe it was a cloud, and then maybe a helicopter, but it was difficult to decide at first. As the object got closer we realized that it was distinctly changing shape. It would be wide and round and then stretch and thin out. Then after about 5 minutes of watching it, the object distinctly began moving away from us. It headed north, which we were already travelling 70 mph in the same direction, which shows that it was! moving at a significantly high velocity. Then over the span of about 5 seconds the object disappeared. It did not move out of sight due to distance but faded or dissolved from sight from the edges in. This was very clear and when we realized that what we saw was not normal and not anything that we could identify except as extraterrestrial.

As a skeptic I never thought I would ever see a UFO, however I cannot explain what I saw in any other manner than something beyond this world. I have tried to find others who may have also seen this because I-5 is a very busy freeway and was so close to the city of Albany. If we had not both witness this strange experience then I may have not believed what my own eyes had seen. It was strange to think about this other possibility of UFOs, those that do not emit light and appear to try to blend into the surroundings. It greatly changed what I think about the possibility of something out there that is from beyond our world.

((NUFORC Note: I spoke via telephone with this witness, and she was quite eloquent, and sounded to us to be quite objective and sober-minded. PD))