|Occurred : 9/17/2005 23:00 (Entered as : 09/17/2005 23:00)
Reported: 10/3/2005 12:08:12 PM 12:08
Location: Rockaway, OR
|Bright lights in the sky over the ocean.
We were camping at Barview Jetty Camp ground just north of Tillamook Oregon. Our camp was about 100 yard from the beach.
We were sitting around the campfire at about 11:00 when out of the corner of my eye I saw what looked like a bright star over the ocean. When I turned to look at it the light grew to an enormous size and it was extremely bright. If you were to take a nickel and hold it at arms length at about 45 deg into the sky that will give you a bit of prospective.
I said to the kids " What the heck is that?" As the kids turned to look, another light appeared right next to it to the right. Not quite as big and bright as the first one but still pretty bright. Then another one, and another one and another one.
So hanging over the ocean were five balls of light that were lined up horizontally.
Then from left to right and fairly quickly they went out one by one. I’m thinking to myself let be logical about this. It must have been a flare or something.
So we ran down to the beach to find other people standing by the ocean staring at the sky. I immediately realized that the boats that were out off shore were very small compared to the lights we just saw and that the lights had to be at a pretty high altitude. These were gigantic lights in the sky!
We walked up to a couple that was standing down by the water and asked them if they ad seen the light. They said that they did and that’s why they were there. Then the girl said that this was the second time she had seen them. She said that the first time was a few minutes earlier up north of where we were.
Just then it happened again down the beach over the jetty. Same thing with the big bright light and the other four that followed. It hung there for about 10 seconds and the disappeared from left to right again. We all stood there looked at each other with no explanation.
After about 5-10 minutes my daughter noticed two faint red lights coming right towards us from straight out over the ocean. They were very tiny and silent and they went right over the top of us inland. We decided that they were probably air force jets at I would say about 10-15 thousand feet
Were they doing something out there or chasing something? All I know is that the small red lights were tiny compared to the other ones.
Pretty Bizarre! Wish I had a video camera with me.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))