|Occurred : 8/9/2004 00:50 (Entered as : 08/09/2004 00:50)
Reported: 8/9/2004 10:53:41 PM 22:53
Location: Portland, OR
|7 very fast moving lights over Portland Oregon!
Hello: At about 1250 to 0110 am on August 9 2004 I was sitting outside on my deck smoking a cigarette. A small flash of light caught my eye in the sky between my trees and the neighboring apartment roof. I looked at the lights about seven in all as it moved just a few degrees off south. The lights were white in color, and in a V pattern. I stood up because the lights were moving very fast, and I was going to loose sight of it. My first thought was that it is a very fast airplane, but I couldn’t hear any noise, just that of the city. I couldn’t tell how far away the lights were or how big the object was. As I watch trying to think what I was looking at, it moved straight to the west (right) without any wing tip or signal. It was as if it was going forward then just moved to the right without stopping. I just said what the hell, still trying to make something out of what I was seeing. The lights then began going out as if the object had some thickness. The problem with this I couldn’t see the object. This I can explain, after all it was very dark and if the object were black I wouldn’t be able to see it in the dark sky. This incident only took a few seconds and the object moved very fast. My only explanation would be a B2 bomber with landing lights on; I just can’t explain the turn.
Thank you ((name deleted)).
I already filed this report earlier today. I forgot to say that when the object turned it continued to head south. It just jumped to the right. Sorry for not being more careful.