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Occurred : 7/31/2010 22:55 (Entered as : 07/31/10 22:55)
Reported: 8/1/2010 6:13:44 PM 18:13
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 minutes
I observed a strange glowing orange ball floating in the sky in a straight path that made no sound.

Saturday, July 31st, just before 11pm, I observed a strange glowing orange ball in the sky when I went outside to check on my cats. I was mesmerized by the object and noticed it made no sound. The sky was mostly clear so I got out my camera but could not focus on it and gave up trying to take a picture. It did not seem too far away, traveled in a straight path, did not have any sort of tail, and wasn’t really fire as much as glowing and omitting light from all directions. Its movement was more floating than flying and was very fluid. You could not see a definitive shape to the object and it was definitely not a plane.

As it got farther away it appeared to slow down or possibly stopped, but that could have just been the depth of field playing tricks on my eyes.

I called a friend and described it to her in hopes she could see it from her house, but no luck. The whole experience lasted at least 5 minutes.

I am not really a believer in UFOs, but I definitely saw something! I can’t explain and am very curious to know what I saw.