Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/30/2008 22:30 (Entered as : 07/30/08 22:30)
Reported: 7/31/2008 9:45:27 AM 09:45
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Corvallis, OR
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 30 sec
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
White orb sighting over Corvallis Oregon moving slowly from west to east.

On the night of July 30th I was waiting for my girlfriend to show up at her new apartment on Grove Street in Corvallis. I was laying on the hood of my pickup watching the sky. After about 5 minutes of waiting I became bored and jumped down off the hood and just happened to glance in a northern direction toward OSU. I noticed a very bright white light that appeared to be very high moving very slowly from west to east. The light was white with a sort of reddish/orangeish hue around the edges, and it was shaped like an orb. I watched it for almost 30 seconds and it then it just got dimmer until it vanished. I talked to a buddy of mine and he thinks it could of been just a meteor, that could explain how it got gradually dimmer and then vanished.

Also of note about 5 minutes after this occurred I was watching the sky in the general direction that it disappeared and I noticed what looked like an object with orange lights rotating around it, heading south at a high rate of speed. I lost sight of this one as it flew behind a tree and I only saw it for about 3 seconds. I will admit I was pretty excited at this point and this could have been an airplane, especially since there was an airport in its general direction of travel and it was fairly low.

One more thing a light aircraft, looked like a twin engine Cessna, passed from south to north about 3 minutes before my initial sighting of the orb.