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Occurred : 8/4/2017 23:49 (Entered as : 08/04/2017 23:49)
Reported: 8/5/2017 12:36:13 PM 12:36
Posted: 8/11/2017
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 minute
Orange fireball object approxiamtely the size of a grapefruit.

My girlfriend and I were in my backyard on my mattress. I sleep outside sometimes due to the fact I don't have air conditioner, and the last two days were 100+ degrees.

Before I report what we saw, approximately twenty minutes prior to the sighting we saw a bright white light circular object moving eastward at a constant speed. The object was moving at a typical helicopter altitude without any sound. We watched the object for approximately two minutes as it moved perpendicular to us. Then the light began to fade and dim out completely.

Now, approximately twenty minutes after this moment, my girlfriend and I saw an orange fireball light approaching us from the north, which the object was headed for us. Initially, it seemed to be miles away, so I grabbed my binoculars while my girlfriend continued to watch the object. She said she saw a white spot light beneath the object and the object was spinning horizontally and that it transformed into an orb. I returned wi! th my binoculars to see the object and it was extremely dim, and then I spotted it for one second as it moved behind a douglas fir tree. It is difficult to explain what I saw, but I'll give my best effort.

The object seemed to be a 50 to 100 yards above the ground and perhaps 100 to 200 yards in distance from me. It was oval shaped but all I could make out was what seemed to be dark orange colored beams , approximately eight of them that were evenly spaced around the object for structure; like a house frame. There wasn't any sound.