|Occurred : 7/7/2002 00:15 (Entered as : 07/07/02 00:15)
Reported: 7/22/2002 1:22:25 AM 01:22
Location: Bend, OR
Duration:1 1/2 hour
|Triangle craft decends to ground level.
On Sunday night a call came into the OUFOR Hotline regarding the following sighting which happened just after midnight of the same day. The witness got home from work late Saturday night at about 10:30. After showering and eating a bite he decided to go out on the back deck of his house and watch the stars.
He writes..."I was watching for falling stars when I noticed a star that was fluctuating in brightness. All of a sudden I saw the star move slightly. That really got my attention. I kept watching and the star move, side to side and then up. I got my binoculars out to get a better look and when I found the star, I noticed a hazy object above the star that had a blinking red light above it (it was 12:15 a.m. by this time). These two objects moved together with the lower object seeming to sway almost like they were connected, but they were clearly separate. I then called the police to see if anyone else had seen this and they said there were no reports. I then woke up my son and made him look since I was having a hard time believing what I was seeing. I watched these objects move around for a while (it's now 12:45 a.m.) parallel to the first star I saw. It was moving at the same time and in the same direction that the other two objects were moving. About a half hour later they appeared to get closer. I could make out the shape of the object that had a red light on it. It was a triangle shape. And the movements of these objects were getting more erratic and moving further distances from side to side, then up, then down, etc. About 1:30 a.m. I thought it was time to get to bed. On my way through the house I decided to step out front to see if it was still there. The objects were still there and after watching for about 10 minutes the objects descended rapidly... So fast that I was alarmed and ran for the door to the house. The two lower lights that were some distance from the triangle disappeared first behind the tree. Then the triangle continued down and I could see it was black. The red light on it wasn't lit. Then it disappeared and I was waiting to hear a crash but it never happened. They had to have either landed or crashed. When the black triangle went down it looked to be about a mile or two away. At this point I was in a state of shock and sat in my front room for about 10 minutes and went to bed." OUFOR contacted the Bend police department and confirmed that this witness had called. No other sightings have been reported to them within the 24 hours since the sighting. A preliminary investigation has been opened and OUFOR investigator John LaBossiere of Bend has taken on the investigation. He has talked with the witness and is attempting to better verify where this craft appeared to have come down. We will post any future information that comes out of this investigation.