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Occurred : 8/26/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 08/26/2000 2200)
Reported: 9/6/2000 08:31
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Trout Creek Recreation, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
A bright large round light that moved in horizontal, vertical and circle, and left in rapid speed.

On Aug 26, 2000 my daughter, son, his girlfriend and myself were sitting outside our camp at the Trout Creek Recreation Area campground, which is North of Madras, Or about 20 miles on the Deschutes River. We had spent a afternoon of fishing and were enjoying seeing the stars as we were away from the light pollution of the cities, We were concerned about the fire in the Ochoco National Forest and were aware of theairplanes that were flying and we also were seeing shooting stars. But to the North of us about half way up from the horizon we could see this very large light which was stationery when we first noticed it , however there where airplane lights flying towards it several maybe as many as three or four. All of a sudden the large light very quickly moved up and down in a vertical line, severnal times, very rapidly, then it moved side ways in a horizonal movement, then it went in a circle, a very tight small circle and then just took off at a amazing rate of speed to the northwest and disapeared there was no way the planes could even begin to follow. Observer's, a Medical Technologist for a hospital laboratory, a Dental Assistant, 2 are avid fishermen and use to observing the nite sky.