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The witness first noticed a very large orange object with dark red, fibrillating light on the bottom descending approximately less than one mile away. Pictured: First Avenue looking west in downtown Albany, OR. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Oregon witness says hovering orange UFO dropped sphere

An Oregon witness at Albany reported watching a large, hovering orange object that dropped a sphere before moving away at a high rate of speed, according to testimony in Case 63735 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness had just opened a back door when the object was first seen about 8:15 p.m. on March 4, 2015.

“I noticed a very large orange object with dark red, fibrillating light on the bottom descending approximately less than one mile away at 140 degrees southeast,” the witness stated. “The object stopped and hovered for about two to three minutes.”

The witness reached for his binoculars and noticed a second, smaller object moving out of the larger object.

The witness noticed a second, smaller object moving out of the larger object. Pictured: Albany, OR. (Credit: Google)

The witness noticed a second, smaller object moving out of the larger object. Pictured: Albany, OR. (Credit: Google)

“I saw a round sphere with dark red lights going crazy at the bottom of the sphere. It looked like it dropped (shot) out of sides near the bottom.”

The object then began to move.

“The object started to ascend slowly and then took off at a very high rate of speed directly south. It looked like it traveled miles in just a couple of seconds. It was just after dark. No noise.”

Albany is the county seat of Linn County and the 11th largest city in the State of Oregon, population 51,583.

Oregon is currently a UFO Alert Level 5 – with 0.77 sightings per million population based on MUFON February 2015 statistics. Oregon received a total of three UFO reports in February.

As the object moved away, it looked like it traveled miles in just a couple of seconds. Pictured: Albany, OR. (Credit: Google)

As the object moved away, it looked like it traveled miles in just a couple of seconds. Pictured: Albany, OR. (Credit: Google)

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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3 comments

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    Did the small object also leave? What were the estimated sizes of objects?

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    Nobody EVER has even a camera-phone handy…

  3. avatar

    I seen something that sounds just like that,,[Not the smaller ufo,,]] the Large Orange sphere, that was desending right near me ,when suddenly 7 lights came on , at first blicking very fast, and the craft slowed its decent , as the blinking slowed so did the ufo,,obviously a PROPULTION system… Did what you seen do the same when those darker red lights were on?

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