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Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/9/1996 19:30
Reported: 2/9/1996 19:38
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Charleston, OR
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Duration:2 min.
Man was inside his home at 1930 hours, when his dog began barking strangely.

He turned on his porch light, thinking someone was coming up his driveway, and went out onto his front porch.

He heard a strange, somewhat loud noise coming from the sky, and when he looked up, he saw three different-colored lights overhead in a triangular pattern. The sound was like a "roaring engine sound." The object did not look like any kind of aircraft that he is familiar with.

Moreover, the one large craft was surrounded by several smaller objects that had the appearance of flashing red lights. They stood off from the larger object in the center of the formation. He estimated their distances from the central object to be 1,000 to 2,000 feet, but he said that was only an estimate.

His impression was that only the object in the center was creating the sound that had first drawn his attention.