The following exert is an eye witness statement. Please read into it what you will. This has been reported to mufon who I am sure are investigating:
Salem oregon, 9-26-89, around 9:20 pm. was sitting in my living room watching
tv when i felt the need to go outside, once outside wondered why i came out.
wondered if i came out to check the laundry room, dryer was empty and washer was dry, so was a little confused and walked back my house. soon as i closed the door behind me i thought “no, go back outside”. was a little perturbed so i went outside again took a step turned right, took one step then thought “ok, i’m outside now what?” that’s when i looked up and saw a glowing burgundy-red dot (sphere). my immediate thought was wow!. what is that!. have been a fan of aircraft, astronomy since i was a child and this matched nothing had ever seen before or since.