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not known at this time. Will have to research it to find out exact year and month.


portland, Minnesota, United States


My friend and I saw a blobby looking object hovering about a mile in the air above Southeastern Portland. The object was dark but shiney, with what looked like a cable rapt tightly around it. We thought it might be a weather balloon, but the thing is, there was this little "satalite" thing that was whipping around violently and in many directions that convinced us both it was something quite different.

Date Reported:

9/30/2005 1:27:57 PM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



5 to 10 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

The shape was oval in general, but it looked like a black balloon that had a heavy cable wrapped around and around it. And it had a tiny dot of a satelite whipping around it violently. It looked like it was in a storm wind, but it was a calm day. And it didn't seem that far up in the air.

Size of Object(s)

If I held out my pinky at arms length, I could cover it up with 1/2 of my pinky nail. I would guess its size at 30 feet in diameter. Roundish, blobby in appearance.

Description of Area / Surroundings

we saw it in a neighborhood with houses. We were somewhat close to an old extinct volcano (mt Tabor). Downtown portland oregon was a 2 minute drive away, as well as the willamette river.

Full Description & Details

My friend was sitting in his room and looking up at the sky and napping, when he saw this object hovering midair.

It was barely discernable, but it was during the day, it was clear and calm. He called me over to look at it

and we went out in the street (Grant ave SE near 39th st.) to look at it.

We didn't think to photograph it, as it was just a little dot in the sky.

The thing that convince us that it was something unusual is that little satelite whipping around

it. Other than that it looked like a weather balloon that had been tightly wrapped in a long cable.

As though the cable was wrapped around and around it. The body of the object seemed like it

was kind of a superlight parachute material, i guess.

The other thing that convinced us it was something unusual was that it was acting

like it was being whipped around by the wind, even though it was a calm day.

It was about 5 years ago, so I can't remember much else without some questions, I guess.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

Could have been a weather balloon, but it was behaving so strangley on a calm, sunny day. and it had that satelite buzzing around it.

Witness Background

designer 4 year degree

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I believe ufo's are too complex for us to understand. Its just so outside our comprehension to think logically about. I have a moderate, passing interest in UFOs.

Other Comments

We were both convinced that this was NOT a weather balloon

we talked about it and agreed that it was not behaving like one.

Reported Sighting? 


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