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Occurred : 9/2/1997 21:45 (Entered as : 09/02/97 21:45)
Reported: 6/21/2002 5:11:40 PM 17:11
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Formation
Duration:20 seconds
Four pink/orange lights in V formation flying over metro Portland

I saw four pink/orange lights flying in a row in my direction (to the north). I thought they were planes, though I thought that it was strange to be flying over a city like that and without blinking running lights. Then they changed direction and flew northwest, but assumed a V formation. I still thought they were planes. Then one of the lights after the leader suddenly left formation did a zippy ring around the leader and darted around it in a most-impossible maneuver for a plane, then resumed its position in the V. Lasted all of 20 seconds, but it floored me. Of course, because I thought they were planes until the very end, I didn't call out for witnesses. Anyone else seen this . . . .?

((NUFORC Note: Witness holds an advanced degree and is employed in a position of considerable responsibility. Date may be approximate. PD))