Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
saw a large glowing orange craft over a park near a house
we rented in Portland, OR. It was huge and had the appearance
of a molten metal disk. It appeared hot (like molten metal
would be) but didn't radiate any heat that I could tell.
The craft sat in the air unmoving for some time, but left
very abrubtly, moving quickly almost straight up.
The witness writes: "It's a simple sketch from
what I recall of previous sketches and details I
drew. I do not recall the actual details as well anymore
"I saw a large glowing orange craft over a park
near a house we rented in Portland, OR. It was huge and
had the appearance of a molten metal disk. It appeared
hot (like molten metal would be) but didn't radiate any
heat that I could tell. The craft sat in the air unmoving
for some time, but left very abrubtly, moving quickly
almost straight up. If the craft had terrestrial qualities,
its size and dimensions would have killed me when it left,
leaving a crater larger than the park from the suction
it would have caused. There was no perceptible effect
on my surroundings as it almost instantly went from dwarfing
the park to a spec of light in the night sky."
Reported: 3/2/2006 9:57:18 a.m.
Time: 8:00 p.m.
No. of Witnesses: 1
Duration: Seemed like 10 minutes or so.
was glowing orange like molten metal, disk-shaped like
2 quarters stacked on top of each other but with no seam
on the side. The sides of the craft had semi-spherical
rivets in two rows that followed the edge of the craft.
The rivets also glowed like molten metal but had a darker
swirling quality to each one, like oil moved about slowly
in water. The bottom of the craft had an irregular box
shape in the middle with 4 tubes coming off of it to what
appeared to be 4 rotors. The rotors spun but I could not
distinguish an opening in the craft. The craft appeared
solid and very heavy. If it had been made of molten metal,
it would have weighed thousands of tons. Its size and
shape seemed to defy physics entirely. I could not imagine
what forces could keep such a bulky craft suspended in
my perspect, the craft occupied at least the space of
my arms outstretched at my sides and bent upwards at 90
degrees at my elbows. It almost filled my entire field
of vision but left some space around the sides where I
could see the night sky. I would say it was about 200
yards across, the object. The edge of the craft was perhaps
2 stories tall, maybe more. I can't tell for sure though
because I don't know how far it was from me, perhaps a
hundred feet or so."
Over a park in a Portland. There were houses all along
the West and South of the park (which was roughly a square)
and a school to the East of the park. There were horse
pastures and a small woods to the North of the park."
Description and Details:
was very young and my mom needed to head to a PTA meeting
for my school which was across a park to the east of where
we lived. It was sometime in summer because the nights
were still long. I asked my mom if I could go with her
as far as the park and would play on the swings, etc.
until she got back. Shortly after she departed, I saw
a large circular craft above the park. It filled the night
sky. I believe it to be roughly the size of the park (if
not bigger) which had a baseball diamond in the NE and
a playground in the SE. Most of the rest of the park was
grassy with trees in the SW. Anyway, the object was huge,
glowing orange, with the appearance of swirling molten
metal. It was circular and disk-shaped, not spherical.
Picture 2 quarters stacked on top of each other with no
seams on their edge. The side of the craft had many half-spherical
protrusions which looked to me like rivets but were more
likely windows or some sort of sensory aparatus. The craft
appeared unimaginably heavy and wasn't what I would call
aerodynamic. I was puzzled about its appearance and looked
at it as long as I could. I was still standing there,
looking at the night sky when my mom returned. I was startled
that she had returned so soon and I asked her if her meeting
had been cancelled. She said no, it went on for about
an hour and she mentioned that she had gotten to speak
with my teachers and had had some cookies or other sort
of refreshments. She asked what I had been doing the whole
time and I told her that I had been playing a bit on the
swings, which is what I had done prior to my seeing the
craft in the sky. Her leaving for the meeting and returning
seemed only like a matter of minutes to me. I cannot account
for roughly an hour during my sighting of the craft in
the sky. I have seen other instances of what I would consider
UFO's, stars stair-stepping in the sky then moving off
rapidly at an angle, but nothing as detailed or as large
as this. I heard reports of a burning weather balloon,
the following day, on the news on the radio but they said
that nothing of the balloon was found. What I saw could
not have been mistaken by anyone for a weather balloon
or anything else. I did remember the report of the balloon
though because I associate it with my experience from
the previous night."
sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or
not. All of the qualities of it seemed contrary to what
I would expect from an earthly craft. The only thing that
would make it seem to function like anything I've seen
before were the rotors. And I couldn't even imagine how
those could support such a bulky craft without adversly
affecting my surroundings. Not a breeze was stirred up
by the craft even as large as it appeared to be."
Administrator for a company of about 120 employees. Some
college but no accreditation except an MCSE. I have worked
in mostly computer-related positions since college."
on UFOs, before and after sighting:
would say I knew little if anything about UFOs prior to
my sighting. I had probably seen a few tv shows or movies
about martians and outer space but nothing like what I
of the sighting itself, the thing that puzzles me most
is the duration. It appeared to only last minutes and
when my mom returned from her meeting, I was startled.
I didn't expect her to return so soon and could only think
she had come back immediately. When she said she had attended
the whole meeting and then came back, I couldn't figure
how a few minutes on the swings plus a few minutes of
watching the object would take up more than an hour. I
have since then heard about abductions, but I don't recall
anything but standing there until she returned."
Location: Lynnwood, WA