UFO SIGHTING REPORT
September 17th 2005
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Sunset effect or something else?
Location: Off Cape Meares, Oregon, USA
Date: 09/17/05 9:00 pm local time
Approach Direction: Not known
Departure Direction: Not known
Witness Direction: Due West
Description: Shortly after sunset, we were watching the western
sky, focused on the sunset (sunset ahead due west,
moonrise behind, due east). The sky was clear of
clouds except for the distant horizon (West) which
had clouds only at the base of the sky, and behind
us there was a small bank of clouds through which
the nearly full moon had just risen.
As we scanned the western horizon above remnants
of the sunset, two of us saw 4, perhaps 5
repetitions of a light show. We saw a row (once two
rows) of very bright yellow-orange lights, large
'panels' of light perhaps 4 times as tall as they were
wide, in a regular horizontal row. One of these
phenomena involved two rows of lights next to
each other, but not in the same-dimensional plane
-- as if there were two objects giving off light that
were not level with each other. The # of 'light
panels' we saw at any given time varied from three
to seven; the time we saw seven there was a gap or
space of darkness which provided a marker and we
could see that the lights were slowly rotating out of
sight on the right hand edge.
The lights were out over the ocean, perhaps 3 to 5
miles, about 15 or 20 degrees above the horizon
from our vantage point. There were no other lights
visible before, during or after we saw these lights
(no running lights). No Sound we could hear above
the surf. The lights were on, very bright light like
looking through ports into a blast furnace, for 20 to
30 seconds, and they did not move, remained
stationary in the sky, and then they would turn off.
The second set of lights was WNW or so, then the
two sets of lights next to each other again due
West, then WNW again, and finally one light due
West. As they appeared in a different part of the
sky, at the same height, it was only after a 30
second to 1 minute pause. We never saw the
outlines of craft, or saw the lights move at all.
All of this happened within a span of 5-7 minutes,
then it stopped.
Color/Shape: Yellow-orange lights, as if through bays of windows,
were the only colors we saw. The lights were regular
and repeated in shape, perhaps 4 times as high as
wide, in a uniform row.
Height & Speed: Est. height several hundred feet (we could see the
lights reflected off the ocean's surface)
TV/Radio/Press: Not that we know of.
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