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Portland, OR

Sighted on Wednesday 16. January 2002
Reported on
Shape: Light | Duration: 2 minutes
Source:

Red, fuzzy ball of light streaking across in front of the mountain.(This report was submitted to Oregon UFO Researce on Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 12:48 PM.) Subject: Something I saw last night My name is (name deleted) and I live in the South West hills of Portland (Mountain Park).I want to report something that I saw last night (1-16-02).I was walking my dog heading east on our street at about 10:05 P.M.I was looking across the south east part of Portland towards Mt. Hood when I saw a red fuzzy ball of light streaking across in front of the mountain.I thought it was a fighter jet or helicopter, until it just stopped in mid air.I was dumbfounded so I stopped in my tracks and watched. It sat in the same place for about 2 minutes and then streaked a crossed the sky headed to the southwest gaining altitude at a amazing rate. It had no exhaust trail or light trail. It made no noise. I have witnessed military jet fighters powering up to break the sound bearer and this was moving much faster. My wife said I was nuts and it was just an airplane. I don't think it was. Let me know if anyone else saw it please! (A follow up e-mail with the witness on Friday the 18th of January 2002, revieled further information...) I told my neighbor (who has lived in the same house for 20 years) about the sighting and he told me that I wasn't the first person to see the red light in the neighborhood. According to him, as many as 6 people have seen a red fuzzy light over the last 20 years. I asked him if he was one of those people and he declined to answer. He then excused himself and hurried back into his house.(An exact location of where this object was seen is presently being sought through a follow up investigation and some reseach into whether other aircraft were in the area at the time will be conducted to see if other witness can be located. NUFORC will be notified of any future information. Eric Byler - Oregon UFO Research.)((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to Eric Byler and Oregon UFO Research for submitting the report. Their website is: <[email protected]>. PD))

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