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Occurred : 8/15/2003 21:30 (Entered as : 08/15/03 21:30)
Reported: 8/16/2003 9:10:48 PM 21:10
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Salem, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
Two red lights moving very quickly made two changes of direction in less than 20 seconds.

My 11-year-old saw two red lights in the southern sky just after it got dark. He doesn't remember if they were flashing, but he is certain there were two lights and they were very close together. They moved due west very quickly, then he saw them change direction and head back due east. After passing to the east of the point where he first observed them, they headed toward the north. The lights stayed the same distance apart the whole time. Their speed was what caught his eye. The total sighting was less than a minute, about 17-20 seconds. They were very small, about the size of a grain of corn (or smaller) held at arm's length. They were about 3/4 of the way up from the horizon. No sound. An airplane was in the vicinity near the time of the sighting but he can't remember if it was before or afterward.