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Occurred : 1/15/2012 22:18 (Entered as : 01/15/12 22:18)
Reported: 1/15/2012 11:34:20 PM 23:34
Posted: 1/24/2012
Location: Molalla, OR
Shape: Sphere
Duration:45 seconds
Orange orb seen in Molalla OR on 01/15/2012. Lasted 45 seconds.

At 22:18 on 01/15/2012 my family and I were travelling home from having dinner at my parents. As we approached our home we noticed a bright orange orb moving from the southeast to the northwest. We first thought it was a fireball. I pulled the car over and we continued to observe its movement. We agreed that it wasn’t a fireball as it did not have a tail and it seemed to be turning towards the north. My wife then suggested it might be a commercial airplane on fire. I opened the door and exited the car and could not hear any sounds from the object as it was now getting farther away and accelerating as a commercial airplane now approached from the south. In a matter of a few seconds it accelerated up and away very quickly and out of sight. The glow of the object made it appear to be very large and even though it came somewhat close, I could not determine a definite body to the object. The color was orange and there were no flashing lights or other lig! hts of any color. The weather was mostly clear with a few clouds out. Temp was 32 degrees. I have never witnessed anything as strange as this.