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Occurred : 6/20/2000 22:25 (Entered as : 6/20/00 22:25)
Reported: 6/22/2000 21:12
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Salem, OR
Shape: Changing
Duration:4-5 min
I SAW A BRIGHT ORANGE LIGHT IN THE SKY WHICH APPEARED TO HAVE A TAIL OF LIGHT THAT SUDDENLY SPLIT INTO TWO LIGHTS.

I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM THE GROCERY STORE. I SAW A ORANGE LIGHT IN THE SKY COMING IN THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF MY CAR. THE OBJECT WAS HALFWAY BETWEEN CLOUD LEVEL AND THE GROUND. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS A FIRECRACKER RIGHT BEFORE IT GOES OFF SO I KEPT WATCHING IT, BUT IT NEVER "EXPLODED". IT KEPT IT SAME COURSE OF MOVEMENT. THEN I SAW THE SAME ORANGISH LIGHT STREAMING DOWN FROM THE ORIGINAL LIGHT WHILE THE OBJECT WAS STILL MOVING. I PULLED INTO MY DRIVEWAY AND HOPPED OUT OF MY CAR TO GET A BETTER LOOK. MY BOYFRIEND HAD COME OUT OF THE HOUSE AND SEEN WHAT I HAD BEEN LOOKING AT. WE WERE WATCHING THE LIGHT CONTINUE TO MOVE WHEN WE SAW THE STREAM OF LIGHTS THAT HAD BEEN STREAMING DOWN WHIP ITSELF UP AND AROUND THE ORANGE LIGHT. AT THAT MOMENT THE ONE ORANGE LIGHT SPLIT INTO TO TWO AND BOTH LIGHTS STARTED SPINNING AROUND EACHOTHER. YOU COULD NOT SEE THE SKY BETWEEN THE SPINNING LIGHTS. THERE WAS SOMETHING OF SUBSTANCE IN BETWEEN THEM. MOMENTS AFTER THAT THE "UFO" FLEW INTO LIGHT CLOUD COVER AND DISAPPEARED. SHORTLY AFTER THAT WE NOTICED A L0T OF ACTIVITY IN THE SKY WITH HELICOPTERS AND PLANES. WHICH WERE NOT PRESENT BEFORE THE INCIDENT WE HAD WITNESSED.