|Occurred : 10/16/2001 00:00 (Entered as : 10/15/01 24:00)
Reported: 10/30/2001 8:10:19 PM 20:10
Location: Polk County, OR
|Close encounter over roof in Polk County - submitted by OUFOR.
((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to Eric Byler, Oregon UFO Review, for sharing and submitting this very interesting report. Contact information for OUFOR appears below. We believe the incident occurred on Monday night/Tuesday morning. Please see other reports for events over Puget Sound, Washington, for October 15, 2001. PD))
For the sake of anonymity, the witnesses' names will be Jack and Jill.
I met Jill in 1990. She was talked into contacting us by her mother over concerns that she may have been the object of abduction over the period of a lifetime...three times throughout her life, including 1990 when we first began keeping a file on her. I was with MUFON at the time.
I have become good friends with Jill and her husband Jack over the years and have had no reports of UFO activity involving her since that first meeting 11 years ago...that is until Monday, October 15th.
Around 7:30AM, Tuesday morning, I got a call from Jack. "Something happened last night" was what he said as I answered the phone. He handed the phone to Jill and she immediately began crying profusely and out of control as she attempted to tell of what happened. I had to stop her twice to calm her down as I could not understand what she was saying.
The night before, Jill and Jack went to bed at 9:30PM. At midnight, Jill was awakened to the dogs in the house "going nuts" and to a noise directly above the bedroom outside that was loud enough to vibrate the walls slightly with each pulse. The noise was described by Jill as being the sound you hear when someone takes a large but thin piece of sheet metal and bows it in and out, making that sort of "whirring" or "whipping" noise that comes from the vibration...only this was higher in pitch, perfectly rythem'd, and many times louder, emanating from directly above the bedroom roof.
She described her reaction as nothing less than total uncontrolled fear and panic. The dogs in the house were loud and frantic in their reaction to the noise.
During the two minutes that this took place, she was unable to wake Jack as he simply laid asleep, not responding to the deafening noise from above, the panic of the cats and dogs and the screams of Jill to wake up, accompanied by hits to the arm and slaps to the face.
Then, the noise disappeared, the cats and dogs were quiet, and within 5 seconds, Jack opened his eyes to see Jill staring at him, holding the cat, with eyes swelled shut and red from crying.
"What?" Jack said. Jill reports that she was angry beyond words that Jack would not wake up during this but cannot understand why he didn't. Jack got out of bed, turned on the light and opened the bedroom window and listened but all was quiet. He then turned off the TV which had been left on earlier. He turned off the light and went back to bed. Shortly after returning to bed, the chimes on the clock rang on the hour but the tones rang with an intermittent rhythm and backwards from what is normal. Jack and Jill looked at one another, and again Jill began crying. Jill was unable to go to sleep for the rest of the evening.
The next evening, I talked with them on the phone and had them go across the street to ask the neighbors if they had seen or heard anything but they were not home. Jack and Jill live in a very rural part of the country with very few neighbors and a lot of forest around their home.
On Wednesday morning, I called to check on Jill before she went to work as Jack had already left. I asked if they had bothered to look closely outside for any signs of broken trees around the house. They had not. On the phone I had her go to the glass door that leads from the kitchen to the outside and look out and back toward the back of the house and above to see if she noticed anything. As she opened the door she looked out and yelled "Oh my God, Eric!" and began crying again.
At the end of the house, just on the other side of the bedroom wall is a deck. Over the rail of the deck by the trees, in view of Jill as she looked down the side of the house, were all five chairs from the deck and the table with all 4 legs broken off, scattered next to the trees. She was unable to get hold of Jack due to where he works.
The table and chairs where they lay as found after the incident.
Jack called me when he got home that afternoon, before he had talked to Jill, and I guided him on the phone over to the door and had him look out. His reply was, "oh shit!" Jack reports seeing the furniture on the patio on early Monday evening as he went out to the deck to return a ladder which is kept under the deck.
Jill has many interests, but talking about or following UFO information is not really one of them. She flatly states that she just knows this was a UFO over the house and has no doubt even though she was too terrified to look out the window during the event. Even during the time she was trying to wake up Jack, she was screaming at him that it was a UFO.
On Saturday, October 20th, I went out to Jill and Jack's home where I took pictures of the back deck area and took samples of soil and vegetation in the areas where the chairs and table lay on the other side of the deck rail. Some of the pieces of the table legs were scattered around the area, one as far as 11 feet away from the table. Other items were noticeably untouched on the deck including the hot tub cover, a small tarp over that cover, several bottles of tub chemicals, two BBQs, a plant pot with only dirt in it, and a garbage can 1/4 full of garbage.
It should also be noted that a yellow ash tray which had a permanent home on the deck was missing. Jack and I spent nearly an hour searching the radius of the area...a very thorough search...and the ash tray was no where to be found. Bothered by this disappearance, Jack continued the search after I left and as of this writing, Sunday afternoon the 21st, it still has not been found and Jack feels it's no longer on the property outside the home.
The soil and vegetation samples will be sent to BLT Research for analysis to find out if the area where the chairs lay was exposed to any of the energies described in the research by Levengood, Burke and Talbot. Further findings of this investigation will be found here.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE: On Monday the 22nd, I got mail from our Chief of Investigations Mike Downey of Portland. Mike had gotten a call on his message machine from Tom Henderson of the Polk County Observer Newspaper. Tom was unaware of the Jill and Jack case and was calling to ask if Mike knew anything of a report that he (Tom) had got at the paper over a sighting report that took place on Wednesday the 10th, five days before Jill's encounter. This new report to the paper involved a guy and his wife who saw a reflection of light coming through the window of their mobile home. When they went to investigate, they saw a yellowish, red light shoot away, up into the clouds at a high rate of speed. The couple did not leave their names and was hoping that something might have been mentioned in the paper about it. I contacted Tom at the observer and confirmed the story and that he could not help in locating this couple for questioning. There may be some mention of it in the paper in hopes of bringing these witnesses to OUFOR for a statement. Tom also noted on the phone to me that the paper had in fact gotten "quite a few" phone calls over the last couple of years concerning UFO sightings in Polk County. Those sightings were passed on to MUFON. Tom has agreed to pass on further sightings to OUFOR as well.
Eric Byler - Assistant State Director, Oregon UFO Research.
Editor - Oregon UFO Review.