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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/1/1984 01:00 (Entered as : 10/1/1984 1:00)
Reported: 3/8/2001 03:11
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Waldport, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate.

Bright light of a fast moving craft frightened me in the night on the Oregon Coast.

I moved to the ORegon coast in summer of 1984. I am guessing the date to be in October of that year. I was up late. My husband was asleep in our travel trailer which we were living in at the time. An unfinished cabin was on our property, where we had our belongings stored, and our dogs were sleeping out there. I walked over to the cabin, checking on my pets. There was a window facing west to the ocean. Our place is about one quarter mile up a hillside from the beach. I looked out the window at the night sky, which is clear and pretty there when it is cold. A point of light in the sky began to grow rapidly. There was no sound at all. It grew brighter and larger, and closer. I cannot tell you how I know that it was closer, I just know. For some reason it made me afraid (other than it was unusual) The dogs moved from the middle of the room and crouched against the west wall, to the left of the window, looking upwards at the window and whining. I could not hear any sound, but it seemed that they could. The light grew so bright, it seemed to spread outward from a center point and lit up the entire sky. Again, I don't know why I was so afraid, but I crouched down in the corner with the dogs against that west wall, so that I could not possibly be seen from the "sky". This "object" seemed to be now very low in the sky. From peeking out the window from time to time, it was my impression that it was moving very slowly to the north, but very near to the tree line. Then the light seemed to be "sucked in" to the center point again. Then what was left at the center concentration moved suddenly and extremely fast in a Northwest direction and was gone out of my sight. The dogs would not come out of the corner for some time. I was afraid, and went back to the trailer and woke up my husband to tell him what I had seen. He didn't take me seriously and just went back to sleep. Eventually I managed to get back to sleep. In the morning, I heard a radio report from the Salem area (towards the center of! the Sta te, about 70 miles away) that lots of people had called in the night before reporting seeing lights. They were making fun of the reports, and I didn't hear anything else about it. If I could liken the craft to something that was normal I would describe it as a helicopter search light, except there was dead silence, and the light was so incredibly bright and actually "grew" outward to fill the sky. I felt like it was "searching" for something. dumn, I know, but it is the only way I can describe it. I guess I got scared because my instinct told me not to let myself be seen.…