UFO Sighting Report - USA
February 26th 2009 : Corvallis, Oregon
Corvallis, Oregon UFO Falling Comes To A Hover
Date: February 26, 2009
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location of Sighting: Corvallis, Oregon USA
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of Objects: 1
Shape of Objects: Round.
Full Description of Event/Sighting: I was outside on the back porch, the sky was very clear and looking west at the stars with Venus to the SW. Suddenly a round, bright white, a somewhat bluish light appeared about ten degrees N of due west at around 50 degrees above the horizon. It was nearly twice as bright/large as Venus which I could see to the SW. It descended rapidly straight down as soon as it appeared, did not leave a trail of any sort, brightness and size increased slightly and in around 4 seconds got to about a thumb and half's width at arms length above the horizon over the low hills to the west. At this point, it stopped descending and a tight, short, rainbow-like cone appeared on the trailing side, but the cone was not much longer than the object was wide. The colors reminded me of soft neon lights. It hovered for almost two seconds, cone and all, before suddenly disappearing, like turning out a light. Distance was hard to judge, but I'd guess that at the point where it stopped above the horizon it was ~15 or 20 miles away.
Two nights later around 22:30 PST, another clear night, another light appeared at nearly the same position in the west as before, and was moving at about the same pace as before but traveling ESE, going almost overhead. It just suddenly disappeared, no cone this time, about 45 deg. above the horizon to the SE. The altitude seemed higher than a commercial plane, and it wasn't quite as bright, as if it were further away maybe. It was visible for a total of around 8 or 10 seconds.
I'm a licensed aircraft mechanic so I have a good familiarity with flying craft. I couldn't explain these two events as either a meteor or satellite so thought I'd submit them here.
Thank you to the witness for their sighting report.
HBCC UFO Research, Box 1091 Houston, British Columbia, Canada - VOJ 1ZO
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