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|Occurred : 4/23/2021 20:30 (Entered as : 04/23/2021 20:30)
Reported: 4/24/2021 11:00:58 AM 11:00
Location: Gresham, OR
|2 circular aerial objects observed over Gresham Oregon 4/23/21
Friday night 8:30 while in Gresham, OR. Winco parking lot we observed 2 of these objects 2 minutes apart moving on same path at relatively low altitude approaching from the west and casually turning Northeast. When approaching we could see yellow orange colored light NOT flashing. When they turned the lights disappeared and we saw a perfectly circular totally black object. It was dusk so there still was some background lighting but this did not resemble a helicopter or plane I've seen. There was no noise from them we could hear. At about 8:35 an airliner was coming in low for approach to PDX to the west. The second object like the first continued NE in a straight line and appeared to fly underneath crossing the plane. I first wondered if this was a balloon but it moved too fast and precisely and considered maybe an ultralight but too fast and they're very noisy but the totally black circular shape was something I have never seen and I follow aviation. My wif! e did capture a still image of one of the objects approaching from the West which is not an approach pattern for planes flying to Portland international airport. That still image shows the lighted object. There's also a video taken after the 2nd object made a turn Northeast though it was easy to see with the naked eye the video may be difficult to see the black circular objects without enhancing because of parking lot lights obscuring the image at dusk. Still pick and video can be submitted if requested. I will note there is a municipal airport in Troutdale Oregon which was in the general direction these objects were moving by the time we lost sight of them moving past the shopping center. The proximity of the second object apparently flying underneath the approaching airliner at low altitude was particularly concerning and they appeared quite close to the point where the FAA should take notice. I would be curious if Portland international or Troutdale airport or the airlin! e reported the object approaching.