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Occurred : 1/17/2004 22:40 (Entered as : 01/17/2004 22:40)
Reported: 1/18/2004 12:23:23 AM 00:23
Posted: 1/22/2004
Location: Eugene, OR
Shape: Changing
Duration:5-7 MINUTES
large yellowish orange ball hovering in sky with lights bouncing around inside, slowly moving east then north

We we're in a residential neighborhood, leaving my parent's house on 1/17/04 @ 10:40 pm. I was opening the trunk to my car when it caught my eye. I asked my mom "what is that" she turned and looked and said "I don't know". I went and knocked on the front window of the house to get my dad & husband. They came out and my husband immediatley said "that's a UFO". I ran in the house and got my mom's camera, we took a couple of pictures, my dad got out his binoculars and the video camera. We took about two minutes on film. It started out in one place for a few minutes then slowly moved to the east, then slowly to the north. It was a yellowish amber in color and very big and bright. Through the binoculars it bounced around inside the bright outer light and changing shapes inside, going from cigar shaped to bouncing circles

((NUFORC Note: We spoke at length with the husband, who described the sighting in detail. The sky was completely overcast, and the object appeared to be below the overcast. The witness is attempting to determine how high the overcast was on this night. The object was distinctly orange and yellow, he reported, and there appeared to be something projecting out beyond the colored portion of the object. In addition, there may have been detail that was visible with binoculars inside the bright portion of the object. We are awaiting the video, or still frames from it. PD))