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Occurred : 8/31/2003 02:00 (Entered as : 08/31/03 02:00)
Reported: 9/2/2003 10:01:17 AM 10:01
Posted: 9/4/2003
Location: Salem, OR
Shape: Unknown
Duration:30 MIN?
Salem OR, slow moving lights at midnight and 2 hours later heard noise but nothing spotted

I woke up at 2:00am because I heard what sounded like a type of soft odd music - varios notes without relation to each other and not really notes that I could identify. It came from outside my bedroom window which overlooks the driveway; the window was open. It lasted for just a couple of seconds once I awoke and seemed to fade out but at the same time a long drawn out buzzing started. It was more similar to a musical note than a mechanical buzzing - the buzzing tone you hear from a tuning fork as it rings in your ears. It was moving around outside and I thought perhaps a street sweeper was out there but there were no other noises, just the buzzing hum. No engines, no radio, nothing else. My dog was under the covers shivering which is very unlike her. She is a terrier and usually has no fear; just growls or barks at all night noises. I got up to look out the window but saw nothing on the ground or in the sky. I still heard the odd humming noise that was moving around in the distance. It would fade out and become louder. It stopped for a couple of minutes and then started again and finally quit altogether.

When I told my parents about it the next morning, my mother (a no-nonsense midwesterner) said she had seen some odd lights that night. It was about midnight and she couldn't sleep so she went into the darkened living room. She looked out the window which faces north and saw some lights in the far distance in the Northeast that were just over the horizon. She went to get a glass of water and came back and they had not moved. As she watched the lights, they moved a slight bit to the east and then back. They moved very slowly and she thought she saw red & green lights like the landing gear of a plane but when she got the binoculars, she noticed more colors of lights. The object seemed to be moving farther away but very slowly. She watched the object for about 10-15minutes before it was gone.