|Regan Lee is author of the UFO blog The OrangeOrb, and has a monthly column in UFO Magazine by the same name. She is also a contributer to the Binnall of America website, writing her 'Trickster's Realm' column. Drawing on her life long relationship with UFOs and the paranormal, Regan writes about UFOs and Forteana in Oregon , her home for many decades, and is also a UFO witness and experiencer herself. Regan is also an aritst, and author of Two Oregon Tales: UFOs and Bigfoot, soon to be available as an e-book. Email Regan Lee.
Non-Extraordinary Reactions to Extraordinary Things
by Regan Lee
Posted: 00:39 October 22, 2007
Recently (October 18) the Democrat Herald, out of Albany, Oregon, carried a story about a couple who reported seeing a UFO.
However, I’m not so much interested in the UFOs itself (for now) as I am the reactions of some who think there’s nothing to report.
The couple, Raye and Derral Laufer, were outside their home, having a smoke (no lame dope jokes please) and were treated to a UFO sighting:
two long, silver, bullet-shaped objects flying side-by-side across the sky. Neither object had lights or made a sound, Raye said, and they soon split up: One headed east, the other toward the northeast.
Moments later, Raye observed another UFO much closer to home:
As Raye scanned the horizon to see where they went, she turned and saw what Derral had just spotted floating above treetops almost directly above their home.
Naturally, they were curious not only to what it was they saw, but if anyone else had seen the same thing. Raye put out notices and asked around, but no one had seen what she and her husband had seen. Doing some research on the internet, she found out about Peter Davenport’s NUFORC, where she reported the sighting. All of this seems like a completely understandable response, but some think otherwise.
“There was this orb,” Raye exclaimed. A large object, glowing red and orange, silent, emitting what she says looked like sparks.
“It was beautiful,” she remembers. Derral and Raye watched the object float in the same spot for about a minute, move over until it was directly over their roof, pause, then slowly journey north.
The Democrat Herald’s website has a section for comments. Many people left comments, including some who have seen similar UFOs. (I myself saw an orange orb many years ago here in Oregon, and I’ve been corresponding with a witness who had seen one as well; she got it on tape.)