|Occurred : 7/5/2014 22:03 (Entered as : 07/0514 10:03)
Reported: 7/31/2014 11:22:19 AM 11:22
Location: Albany, OR
|Unknown object (light) seen over Albany, Oregon on July 5th, shortly after 10 pm.
On July 5th, my husband, granddaughter and I walked out our front door to light off some leftover fireworks. It was several minutes after 10 pm. My husband was bent over in the street in front of our house, attempting to light the first firework. My granddaughter and I were gazing up at the sky. It was a clear night and we were looking at the stars.
Suddenly, we saw a light, about the brightness of a planet, moving overhead. The object was coming from a southwesterly direction. At first, we thought it was a plane, but quickly realized that there were no blinking lights and it was moving at an incredible rate of speed; much faster than any plane I have ever seen. Also, we could not detect any sound coming from the object.
We quickly called attention to it and my husband stopped what he was doing to watch it with us. The object was traveling in a northeasterly direction, traversing an arc of about 120 degrees. We were stunned at the speed with which it traveled, having never seen anything that has ever come close to that speed; not military or civilian jet or satellite.
Within about 10 seconds, it disappeared from our view.
My husband and I are used to watching the sky and have always,up to this point, been able to identify what we have seen. We had no clue what this object was, however.
((NUFORC Note: All three witnesses to this sighting are well known to NUFORC, and we consider them to be exceptionally capable, and reliable, witnesses.
Please see similar sighting from Harrington, WA, for approximately the same time. PD))