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Occurred : 8/12/2000 01:30 (Entered as : 08/12/2000 1:30 AM)
Reported: 8/13/2000 00:53
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Portland/ Boise (between), OR
Shape: Other
Duration:1.5 hrs.
Wife and adult kids in two cities at same time confirm visible energy waves radiating down from the north, many pulses. pattern?

24:15 AM drivinbg north on I-5 Oregon near Salem received caLL from son and wife that they were seeing good Persoid meterors from where the were in Boise,Idaho. We talked for 15 min. about the shower and best locations to watch it when I finally got off the highway from a work trip to Gold hill, OR. that day. Suddenly they in Boise started seeing lights shining from the north and it seemed to resemble manifestations of the "Northern Lights". The lights started shooting out beams of light from the north over the horizon seemingly up over our heads and to the south as we all in both cities looked to the north. WE started noticing rings or bands or pulses of glowing fiant lights bands roling down from the north. They seemed to have no end in sight either east or to the west and were seem exactly at the same time in Boise as in Portland. It was 1:00 AM by now and my wife and I went down to an industral area of east Multnomah county. My wife by the way has had 1-1/2 months of coughing and resporitory distress and is now or antibiotics and getting worse all since the past months Chem-trails. Anyway we watched through the smog and days sun evaporated moisture haze lit up by all the 1:30 AM street and shopping center lights and could see clearly the pulses or waves iregularly but seemingly with some pattern radiate out fromm the north. My son and wife in Boise, ID. clearly confirmed at the same time on cell phone the pulses of faintly glowing tubes or bands of 1/2 a knuckle wide light rushing south ovewr all our heads to the south. My son Zeb and Tim my daughter-in-law have tried to record with a quality Sony digital camera and got some weak images. They are trying again Sunday morning in the clear S.W. Idaho skies and better adjust the camera to get better images of the waves. The waves or pulses sweep the full arc of the sky from north to south in 1/2 to 1 second but yet their glow was distinctly visible as they rushed across the sky in multiple patterns of waves like a code or maybe just totaly random yet it seemed to have a pattern. So going out now to check the sky. One never knows what might happen, do one? Always, ((name deleted))

((NUFORC Note: We have received several reports that appear to us to address the same phenomenon. Our best guess is that the witnesses were observing the particularly dramatic Aurora Borrealis that occurred on this morning, and which was reportedly seen as far south as Los Angeles. Since the solar wind, which causes the "Northern Lights" travels at hundreds of kilometers per second, one might expect the phenomenon to propagate very quickly across the sky when the charged particles encounter the Earth's magnetic field. PD))