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Occurred : 1/1/2015 00:05 (Entered as : 01/01/2015 12:05)
Reported: 1/3/2015 10:21:26 AM 10:21
Posted: 1/7/2015
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Formation
Duration:3-5 minutes
8 orangey red orbs, floating and flickering in formation in night sky over I-84 on New Year's.

It was New Year's Eve in NE Portland near NE Sandy, it had just turned midnight and we went outside to let our kiddo bang pans and ring in the new year. My kid hurt his hand and yelled out, I turned to see if he was okay and was now facing north toward I-84, I looked at his hand and then he ran back into the house, with his father following him.

I did not follow because as I looked up, I saw some reddish orange orbs in the sky, maybe 50 feet up (just above the one story roof lines of our complex). They appeared to be floating straight towards me, flickering like candles but synchronized. I called my husband to come back out.

At first, I was afraid they were some huge embers from NYE fireworks or something and was watching to see if they would burn out or land on our building.

Before they reached our building, they took a turn to the left (about 12 feet or so from me) though the turn was a right angle, the orbs floated smoothly, not particularly fast, just g! liding and flickering, more kept coming, spaced evenly apart and in some kind of formation, at the same height, spacing and rate. They were almost floating lantern like but not that and way to small for that. There were around 8 or so in all.

We walked closer and watched them floating by and flickering, not sure what the heck they were, they moved out of our sight and we went back inside.

It kept nagging at me, so I began to look to see if embers like these were even possible from fireworks (I could find nothing.) I looked for fires or other reports of these orbs in the local news and saw none but then I stumbled upon a bunch of information online about others reporting floating orange orbs in the sky, all over the world. (I've never heard of such a thing before.) I came here to check out reports for Portland on new year's and found nothing, so I thought I should report it.

We are stunned to find this may be UFO phenomena.