On the same day that a huge meteor crashed in Russia after breaking up over the Ural Mountains and injuring more than 1,000 people, two residents of Grants Pass, Ore. videotaped something very odd in the sky above their home.
According to the International Business Times, Heather Scherffius and Gregory Soldner watched as a mysterious object hovered above the Southern Oregon sky around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 15.
"It looked like a metal disc of some sort ... like it was made of metal and the way it moved was pretty weird," Soldner told NBC affiliate KOBI-TV5. "I don't believe in flying saucers, but, you know."
"Both Greg and Heather described the object as metallic, occasional blinking lights and moving at angles they have never seen any aircraft or object move before," KOBI-TV news reporter Kyle Aevermann told The Huffington Post in an email. "They claim it moved at 90-degree angles. It's very hard to tell in the clip because they weren't using a tripod and the clip itself wasn't the best quality since it was filmed on their digital camera."
As the couple watched, the UFO seemed to be stationary in the sky for a few minutes before moving sporadically.
"It would move up and down, back to a spot and zigzag," Soldner said.
"It was there like 20 or 30 minutes, and then it was gone," Scherffius added.
NBC5 added a filter to the original video footage in order to see the UFO a little clearer in this report:
Aevermann said there were "some mixed reactions at the station. Some people just thought it was complete nonsense and that it was all made up, but most of us enjoyed it."
NBC5 made an attempt to contact the Federal Aviation Administration to see if any other UFO sightings had been received, but was told that very few UFOs are actually reported and an investigation was forthcoming.
"As of now, there are no new details on the investigation," Aevermann said. "We tried sending out a message to see if anyone else saw anything that night and we heard nothing."
Soldner still doesn't know what they videotaped in the sky on Feb. 15. "It's pretty hard to believe, but you gotta see it -- it was weird!"
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