Written by Keith Rowell
Last Updated: 28 January 2013

UFO Description: A glowing, oragish, low-flying UFo flew nearby the two witnesses, going south, outside their bedroom window, then came back, going north, and then changed course and disappeared.

Witness(es): Jackie Potter and husband Richard (pseudonyms).

Time and Date: March 23, 2007, at about 7:20 AM PDT.

Duration: About 30 seconds total with 10 to 15 seconds of the UFO being visible.

Place: At their home in southwest Portland, Oregon.

Weather: Morning clouds with sun peeking through.  Light rain at times.

Case Report: SW Portland Speeding UFO Case Report (long download).  Investigated by Keith Rowell, Assistant State Director, Oregon MUFON.


Brief Narrative

Jackie Potter and Richard (pseudonyms) were relaxing in their bedroom in the morning just before going off to work. They both saw a streaking, odd-looking orangish/yellow ovoid move passed their windows, which had a view of the neighbor's house, neighborhood trees, and clear sky off in the distance. They had seen airplanes and occasional helicopters before, but this was different. Both of them immediately thought of a burning airplane or helicopter or meteor or something?  They expected an explosion or fire, but heard nothing. Then, just as suddenly, the ovoid came zooming back across their windows as if retracing its initial path. But it then curved off toward the end of its trajectory. It was all over in about 30 seconds. They both thought of the strange quality of the coloration as something like what a laser pointer makes on a wall.

Jackie Potter created the following illustration to give a sense of the scale and color of the strange object. The object is centered in the black circle in the illustration.

Photo Illustration of the Orange UFO Circled in the Center