Published: 4:20 AM 11/23/2013
Albany, Oregon - 11-21-13
I was driving Southbound on I-5 near Millersburg, Oregon. I noticed a very bright light hovering near the old torn down Wah Chang plant.
It proceeded to move southbound over Albany paralleling I-5 stopping to hover over some empty fields south of Albany.
Time of day was 5:40 pm; weather conditions were clear and cool. There was no rain; clear skies with stars visible.
The object was not a plane or a blimp. It made no sound as it continued its path south by southwest. I stopped my work truck on the shoulder of I-5 near Seven Mille lane overpass to try to take a photo of object.
It was too dark for any detail other than a white blip on iPhone camera. The hovering object was a very bright White light with an occasional bright emerald green appendages. The lighting/flashing was short on top of object, longer on bottom of object.
I saw no evidence of aircraft flashing lights on wings or bottom; besides object hovered multiple times. Planes donít.
I got back in my truck and proceeded till I exited on Hwy 34 towards Corvallis. Objects pathway was SW towards Corvallis, but stayed SE of the city.
I arrived at my destination, stopped and watched for 3-5 minutes, and pulled out iPad to try to get a better photo, but it was not much better than the phone version.
I pulled out a pair of binoculars to see if I could see any detail of object. It appeared to be maybe 1/4 to 1/2 mile away. Object was still a very bright light TOO bright for a star; not a landing or spotlight.
There was a bright kind of pulsing out of focus, but the bright emerald green lights were in the shape of a X.
It only lit up occassionally. After my 3-5 minute watch, I had a short conversation with another driver in the same warehouse parking lot who also had been watching it. Weird huh?
We had been watching it for several minutes; this thing seemed to just float up there silently. I said I know I watched it basically parallel the freeway before it veered toward Corvallis.
He said "Itís just weird stuff!" He left.
I finished checking my work truck back into the dock. I came out from work/office about 20 minutes later and could still see the object, but at a much further distance down over empty farming fields. I headed back home towards Salem. The time was 620 pm.