UFO Description: Six individual UFO sightings of luminescent blue, gold, or pink, mostly spherical, objects were seen "drifting" in daylight.
Witness(es): Keith Rowell saw all six sightings through nine power binoculars. And a friend saw and videotaped some of these and some of his own.
Time and Date: About 2:00 to 4:30 PM PDT, March 24, 1996.
Duration: For the six individual sightings, anywhere from about one minute to about eight minutes, varying with the individual sightings.
Place: In a friend's backyard in Lake Grove, Oregon.
Weather: Sunshine with two fair weather cumulus cloud layers.
Case Report: Lake Grove Spherical UFOs Case Report (long download). Investigated by Keith Rowell, Assistant State Director, Oregon MUFON.
Keith Rowell, Assistant State Director of Oregon MUFON, drove over to a friend's house because his friend had called him about some UFO sightings he was having right then. Keith arrived at his friend's house, got his nine power binoculars, and immediately spotted a UFO almost directly overhead. His friend had called his attention to this UFO. Keith then trained his binoculars on the object and saw an object very similar to the illustration below, which is of UFO #1.
The luminescent spheres making up the cluster actively moved around among themselves as the whole assemblage "drifted" along in the sky for UFO #1.
UFO #3 is similar to UFO #1, but only has the two golden, luminescent spheres. The spheres seemed to be about the same size as the ones in UFO #1. This "assemblage" also "drifted" along in the sky.
The other four UFO sightings are variations of these two except for UFO #6, which was a luminescent, irregularly shaped beautiful pink color with whitish edges. All of the UFOs were incredibly beautiful and astonishing to see up close in nine power binoculars.
Aw, come on, you say. These are just party balloons, right!? Well, no, because I have seen a number of party balloons in binoculars and have never seen any glowing (luminescent) party balloons. There are other reasons, too. Learn why there is practically zero chance that these were some highly unusual party or prank balloons by downloading and carefully reading through our case study.