|Occurred : 6/28/1998 23:00 (Entered as : 06/28/1998 23:00)
Reported: 8/25/2005 10:22:08 AM 10:22
Location: Central Point, OR
|late June 1998 two bright "stars" briefly chase each other over Southern Oregon
The week after two discreet witnesses in different parts of another local town, in a report carried by the Medford Mail Tribune, I saw 2 ufo's while walking my dog at night.
I was 58, walking a darkened mobile park's streets. The night was unusually beautiful, moonless and crystally clear. My head was craned back as I looked overhead and marvelled at how velvety black the night was and how sparkling the stars. As usual, the milky way was much in evidence. Suddenly, in a group of 5 1st magnitude stars ( I thought later it was the handle of the Milky Way ) two of the " stars" began chasing each other. [ If you took a pencil and slowly drew a 5 pointed star without lifting your pencil, that would represent 5 seconds and the approximate angles of flight; in other words, sharp, sudden and continuous movement ) The first thing that popped into my mind was, " Planes can't do that." I remained half an hour to see if they reappeared, but they didn't.
The next day I called the newspaper office and asked if anyone else had reported seeing a UFO. They said no. They wanted me to give my name and details, and I said, " No way!! I don't want to be identified as a crackpot. " I should mention that this area has been famous for decades as an area for 1st hand account sightings. One was by a minister in the 70's, a good friend of mine and totally reliable. Check reports in the past for Sardine Creek Rd., Sam's Valley, Gold Hill. Later my best friend told me of a couple he knew who'd built a cabin on Sardine Creek Road, a cabin with a flat roof. They put a mattress up there and stayed up late watching UFO's.
I consider myself an accurate witness, not easily fooled, a long time believer who had never seen anything before that I would have identified as a UFO.
((name and address deleted)) Central Point, OR 97502