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Occurred : 8/2/2002 21:45 (Entered as : 08/02/02 21.75)
Reported: 9/4/2002 12:26:25 PM 12:26
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5-10 minutes
Two stationary lights, side by side, above the clouds and Willamette River.

Upon glancing out of an east-facing window, I saw what I first thought was the moon, above the clouds...Then realized that it couldn't be, because there were two sources of light-and went out of the room to retrieve my glasses. Upon returning to the window about 30 seconds later, saw no lights. I was puzzled, and continued to stare up @ the partly clouded sky. All at once, two lights simply appeared-as though switched on-above the clouds in roughly the same place; they were too large to be anything I could think of, and side by side, bright but diffused around the edges by the clouds. I stared up at them for at least five minutes, maybe longer, and they were stationary and unchanging. Suddenly, the one on the left both changed shape and blinked out, within a couple of seconds. Soon the one on the right went out-without changing shape first. The lights were within the atmosphere-much too low to be a satellite, but I've no idea how many degrees from the horizon they were. I've never seen anything like it, ever!

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness at length, and we found her story to be quite convincing. She was certain that the objects were above the cloud layer, and that they were not advertising lights. PD))