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Occurred : 10/30/2003 23:00 (Entered as : 10/30/2003 23:00)
Reported: 10/31/2003 10:33:26 AM 10:33
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Scappoose, OR
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 seconds (x2)
2 more fast, noiseless, triangular objects seen above Scappoose, OR within 1 week of first sighting

The description of these 2 events are similar to that which we reported last week. Both craft were fast moving, much faster than a small prop plane low or a jet plane high, but much slower than a meteor. No prop or jet sound was heard. Both craft were hard to track, because again it appeared that the 'lights' on the craft were more reflective than self-luminous. No Northern Lights were seen all night, probably due to the skyglow from Scappoose, of which we live on the southern end. The first craft was traveling from NW to SE towards Portland. The second craft was seen about 1 minute later traveling from SW to NE. Both were seen as they travelled away from us. The first craft had a 'light' at the front and 4 or 5 on each of the swept sides, but the trailing edge, if it was there, was completely dark. The second craft had only three lights, one at the front, the others at the trailing tips. The sky last week was overcast, the sky this week was completely clear, yet neither time did we actually see a shape to these craft. The shape was determined by the placement of the lights only. They could have been triangular or chevron shaped. We both find it quite odd that with as much time as we spend outdoors at night, we have 3 sightings within a week, yet none for the previous 8 years here. As a side note, my dad, who is an published astronomer and recently gave a talk on Mars at Princeton, told me a few days ago that he saw an identical object in 1956 in Pennsylvania. He saw the same, quiet triangular craft moving noiselessly at extreme speed with a pale light at each tip. He says it was translucent and observed stars through it.