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Occurred : 1/17/2003 20:20 (Entered as : 01/17/03 20:20)
Reported: 1/17/2003 10:56:27 PM 22:56
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Albany, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:5 min
red light in sky changed direction twice before stopping and 5-6 other small red lights fell from the bottom; one veering suddenly east

Driving South on Goltra Road heading towards HWY 34 in Albany going to Lebanon. Noticed a red light in front and above us heading North. Suddenly, it changed direction and headed south without turning or stopping first. As I was getting out of the truck my husband was steadily watching and observed the red light make a 90 degree turn without stopping and head West. We continued to watch it outside of the vehicle for about a minute when it suddenly stopped and seemed to get smaller or gain altitude. Within a few seconds it stopped gaining altitude and was motionless. A few seconds later 5 or 6 smaller lights appeared to fall from the bottom and saw 1 of them veer off to the East. Within a few seconds the red light disappeared and no other unusual activity was noticed within the next few minutes before we resumed driving home.

((NUFORC Note: Please see similar reports from the Los Angeles for the same date. PD))