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Occurred : 5/20/2001 21:15 (Entered as : 05/20/01 21:15)
Reported: 5/21/2001 11:22
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:1hr+
3 of us watched UFO for over 1hour by Hillsboro, Oregon last night instead of the Sapranos! very bright flashes and rainbow effects!

Last night as the Sapranos came on HBO, ((name deleted)) my wifes son said look at that light out our second floor living room window. It looked like a small airplane was in the sky with landing lights on. Location South of Famington Road by like 5-20 Miles and South of the hills in the back ground before hillsboro metro. (Say go left for 10 mi. from Farmington at 210th) As I saw it I told him I thought it was a plane and went back to watching the show. THEN, he said oh my god look at that, THAT IS NOT A PLANE! I looked and saw the light suddenly get wider in the sky like 10 airplane landing lights side by side and it was at like a 25 degree angle in the sky! It was flashing as bright as an arc welder and looking like a giant crack in the sky with an arc welder showing through from behind! Then it got small and dim once again. Then it faded out and came on in an area that was across the sky and this time had a dim red light that pulsed dim then bright. It was moving very slowly towards the original spot and then it kinda started to glow brighter and the red light faded and it kept repeating this dimming out of site on a clear starry night and then appearing in another spot and then flashing very brightly not like any thing you have ever seen in the air. Like sparks in an arc welder at say maybe 2000 feet. I ran for my video cam and started to film what this light was doing as it seemed to have a kinda revolving black circle or spot that went around it and the whole thing started to change colors like a lava lamp of rainbow colors very bright. At sdome points the lights were almost to bright to look directly at. This whole color thing lasted for only a short few seconds, but made us all gasp as did the bright welding flashes. I said enough and ran for the van with my cam. I went out to Farmington at about 206th and started West. I stopped after turning left onto a side road. I could see it about 5 miles away between me and the hillside. It was not just blinking kinda red and looked a lot like a helicopters lights but made no sound on this very quiet country road. Suddenly as I pulled over up the road (I thought I still had the cam on stand bye but I later found I was too shocked to hit start button.) I stopped to see a better cam shot and it pointed a direct red light more in my direction that looked sort of directional. Then it let got dim white and let out a very bright! white b urst of light that made me gasp! I went on but couldn't get closer and finally lost it among the skyline. PLEASE ANYONE THAT SAW THIS TELL WHAT YOU SAW! WE HAVE THE VIDEO IF YOU WANNA SEE IT, email me at ((e-mail address deleted))

((NUFORC Note: Second report from same area, same witness. We will request a copy of the video tape and look at the object. PD))