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Occurred : 12/4/2000 19:00 (Entered as : 12/04/00 19:00)
Reported: 1/1/2001 11:18:34 PM 23:18
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Beaverton, OR
Shape: Triangle
Duration:20 seconds
Triangle shaped, 3 lights, at night, gliding over the city, seemed transluscent in a way

Date/time is approximate..since I only wrote this down later from memory...

I never have considered myself as destined to sight a UFO, but did I? The other night I heard a jet passing overhead. I looked up. It was low but...the distance wing to wing of it's lights was small. I can't guess how high it was but it answered a question I had been considering for a few weeks now. This craft was not super high up and not low...and I could hear it clearly over the road noise. And the distance, wing to wing of its lights was quite small. Why is this important? A couple weeks ago I was about to enter my home. I live in the suburbs.

It was a very clear night. Stars could be seen. The city lights obscured the horizon though. I looked up. At about 45 degrees I saw something.

I say something because I stared at it and could not figure out what it was. I ran every explanation and captured as much detail about the experience in my head as I could because I knew I would be trying to recognize what I saw for some time.

Hold your arm out at 45 degrees. Spread your index finger and thumb apart. This is the approximate distance tip to tip of two of the lights on this thing. The front light, making a triangle, was not way out in front. It made the shape of a hangglider, not a jet. There were 3 lights in this triangle shape. The lights moved synchronous with each other so I assumed that they were attached to the same object. Given it's wingspan I figured it was either very low...or if high...it was very big...

If it was very high then it was larger than any aircraft I could even conceive.

If it was very low then I should hear the noise of whatever was powering it.

It was totally silent...not a bit of noise...it simply floated by. It could have been a hangglider but it's movement didn't suggest that and there was no hill and again no sound from a motor so it would be governed by the wind...it did not suggest this...besides what idiot would do this in the dark? The "thing" simply cruised across the sky at a steady speed..not fast..not slow. Making absolutely no noise. It took a matter of about 20 seconds for it to move from me spotting it above me until it just vanished into the horizon lit by the city lights....it just sort of faded into the lights.

I had an idea that between the 3 lights there was a craft yet it seemed like I could see thru that part to the dark sky behind it. Since I was in the city and the stars...although visible, did not fill the sky...I had no means to determine if I could see the stars thru the craft or that there was a solid mass between the lights which would block out the stars.

That's about it. I keep replaying this happening for me in my mind. Over and over. Trying to determine what known flying object that could have been. I never dreamed that I would ever be destined to see a craft from another world...but now I'm reconsidering that.