|Occurred : 12/31/2013 20:30 (Entered as : 12/31/2013 20:30)
Reported: 1/5/2014 12:45:09 AM 00:45
Location: Albany, OR
|New Years Eve 2013 sighting of four orange lights in Albany Oregon
Sighting occurred on Dec 31st 2013 between 8:30 and 8:45. I spotted four unidentifiable orange lights in the skies above 1525 SE Geary St, located in Albany Oregon.
A small orange light, about equal in size to the lights you might see on a passing airplane and at about the same elevation, was seen suspended in place in the west sky, alone and unmoving. Two of my co-workers spotted the light and we observed it for approximately a minute before a second orange light appeared to rise slowly from directly below the first light, and then moved into place just to the left (south) of the first light. Once in position directly left of the first light, the second light stayed motionless in the air, the same as the first. We observed these two lights for about five minutes, until the second light traveled increasing its elevation while moving away west, until it was no longer visible. The first light remained in it's position.
Almost immediately after the exit of the second light, a third light, of equal size and hue as the first two was spotted in the northeast sky, at about the same elevation and distance from our location as the first two. This light also remained motionless in the sky. We observed this third light as well as the first for another minute or so before a fourth light appears in the sky to the right (east) of the third light and just slightly above it. This light again was the same hue, size, and height as the first three lights.
The light remained in position next to the third for about two to five minutes before traveling up in elevation and away from us towards the northeast, in the same manner as the second light. About five minutes after that, the third light disappeared, heading up and away just as the third light had done. The first light remained in it's position for another few minutes before also traveling up and away in the westward direction, just like the secon! d light.
All of the lights were the same hue, size, and distance from our position. The light was orange, like the color of flame, and solid, not blinking. The lights all moved very slowly and in directions a commercial airplane could not, such as straight up.
((NUFORC Note: We are personally acquainted with this witness, and we consider him to be highly reliable. We suspect that he is an excellent witness. PD))