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Occurred : 8/3/2002 22:15 (Entered as : 8/3/02 22:15)
Reported: 8/7/2002 9:36:28 PM 21:36
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Florence, OR
Shape: Circle
Duration:20 minutes
It was an orange glow, with rapid movements far above the ocean, moving rapidly to the right and left, up and down.

It was about 10:20 or so and I and my 18 year old brother, me being 15, had drove out to the Florence, Oregon sand dunes down the South Jetty Drive. We hiked up one of the dunes , and sat there looking at stars for a couple minutes and then looked out over the Ocean. We spotted an orange light above the ocean, way out, that was too low too be a star, and yet too high to be a ship or a boat. We watched it for 20 minutes keeping our eyes glued on the UFO. It's movements we both caught as they were very unique. They stayed in the same spot, but jerked up and down, to the right and the left very fast, but not moving far. We checked the movements of the object as each of us had seen, and our eyes saw the same thing. Eventually it got duller and dimmer and dissapeared. This craft or thing, was nothing we had ever seen before.

((NUFORC Note: The planet Venus is visible in the western sky at the time indicated, and would disappear "behind" the western horizon in the manner described. PD))