|Occurred : 9/14/2013 21:23 (Entered as : 09/14/13 21:23)
Reported: 9/16/2013 12:42:51 PM 12:42
Location: Canby, OR
|Three amber orbs or spheres.
At 21:23 on Saturday, 9/14/13, a friend of mine and I saw three bright orbs in the sky. We were looking SSW from my front porch in Canby, Oregon. They were about the size of very large stars. All were the same size, amber in color and steady – no blinking or flashing.
The lowest was about 20˚ above the horizon and appeared to be moving toward us and descending like a plane approaching for landing. Above it and about 2˚ to the left and at approximately 50˚ above the horizon was the second orb. It was completely motionless. Directly above it was the third orb at approximately 65˚ over the horizon. It was also motionless.
After watching them for about three minutes, the highest orb made a steep and rapid ascent away from us and quickly went out of sight. Immediately the second orb did exactly the same thing and disappeared at the same point.
The lowest orb that appeared to be moving toward us in a descent like a landing aircraft instantly headed the opposite direction away from us. It made a steep and rapid ascent using the same path as the previous two orbs. However, on its ascent it appeared to make a few corkscrew or wiggling movements on its otherwise straight ascent. It disappeared at the same point as the others.
It was a mostly clear and moonlit night with some areas of haze. I don’t know if they flew out of sight or if they became obscured in a patch of haze.
Their size and form are difficult to describe. They were about twice as large as Venus (although not nearly as bright) on a near pass. However, they were too small to be able to discern any form other than spherical. The amber lights did not shimmer, blink, flash nor gain or lose intensity. They weren’t brilliant or faint – they were about a medium intensity. They were all exactly the same size except that the lowest increased slightly in size as it approached and then all three decreased in size as they ascended and disappeared.