|Occurred : 7/31/2005 16:10 (Entered as : 07/31/2005 16:10)
Reported: 8/5/2005 1:50:30 PM 13:50
Location: Eugene, OR
Duration:2 -3 minutes
|On Sunday, July 31, 2005 at approximately 16:10-16:15 a transit supervisor and a bus operator were observing two osprey flying over the transit facility in Glenwood, just east of Eugene Oregon near the Willamette River.
The birds flew off, then the operator noticed what looked like another bird but at a very high altitude. The supervisor spotted it as well. It was a craft of some kind. It was translucent white in color surrounded by a misty teardrop shaped aura. It looked similar to a plane with swept back wings but neither of us felt is was a plane. It was going north to south at a very high altitude. It was so high it was barely visible; it seemed to blend into the blue sky.
A passenger jet was also traveling in the same direction at a lower altitude; the normal cruising altitude for commercial jets in our area.
The white craft overtook the jet like it was standing still. It streaked to the south and then switched direction and shot straight up and disappeared from sight in a matter of seconds.
We continued to watch the sky as the jetliner disappeared from our view. A minute or so later, we then spotted another craft flying along the same trajectory as the first UFO. It streaked across the sky and then shot straight up and disappeared in exactly the same manner as the first one did. The sky was clear at the time, except for some contrails overhead. The craft were very hard to detect: they were very well camouflaged. If we hadn't been looking up already we never would have seen them.
Both the supervisor and the operator had seen a UFO previously; one in 1989 and the other in the 70's. We didn't report the sighting to any civil authority.