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Occurred : 2/1/2014 18:50 (Entered as : 2/1/14 18:50)
Reported: 2/4/2014 1:48:48 AM 01:48
Posted: 2/7/2014
Location: Gresham, OR
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2.5 minutes
10 silent red "fireballs," zoomed together, configured themselves and disappeared.

I was out walking the dog at approximately 6:50 PM on Feb 1, 2014. It was crisp, clear, still night, and I often look up to see the moon and array of stars on such nights. When I looked up, I saw what I first assumed were the red lights of 2 planes in the sky. We live near where planes fly over going towards PDX, so this wouldn‘t be unusual. What sparked my interest was their distance from each other. They were very close for planes, so I continued watching them while walking the dog, looking up and down between the sidewalk (it was very dark in the area I was in), the dog, and the sky.

In the brief moments of switching my gaze, another red “ball” appeared, as if a light was switched on, and again, very close to the two others already there, not moving. Now, realizing these were not planes, I looked down, and gave the command to the dog to wait so we could stop and watch, and when I looked back up, another had arrived. They were all lined in a horizontal row at this point. A fifth red “ball” zoomed out of the East, joining the others, holding the horizontal pattern. 3 more, speeding to the others, for a total of 8 lined up. Once the eighth one got there, they configured themselves, into what I have drawn below.

They did not casually “float” into position, nor did they waver, they silently zoomed and stopped. They held that configuration for about 20 seconds, then one by one, they disappeared; it looked liked they just blinked out. As the configuration was disappearing, a ninth red ”ball” came from the East, lined up, held, as if waiting for the tenth, which then came zooming in as the last one held. The 2 remained adjacent for a short time, and then just disappeared. All of this happened very quickly, less than a few minutes.

I thought a lot of people must have been watching this, so I’d just watch the news when I got home and probably find out what it was. However, I have been searching the Net for 2 days now and have seen nothing. This was so amazing; I cannot believe I am the only person to have seen it. I am not really a UFO believer, and I knew nothing about your website. The only thing I could find on the Net that resembled what I saw was the “red fireballs” Peter Davenport has described, which led me to your site.

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((NUFORC Note: Formation drawn above did not survive the transfer into the database. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))