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Occurred : 3/17/1997 09:00 (Entered as : 03171997 09:00 PM)
Reported: 8/19/2006 3:33:57 PM 15:33
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Lincoln City, OR
Shape: Triangle
Duration:9 to 10 minutes
Lights on horizon - object(s) approached, main craft opened/smaller craft "played" returned to original & hover above us

Date approximate. Very clear night. Back deck of friend's home, appx. 3 blocks from beach. Appx 9 pm.

I observed 2-4 very faint fuzzy lights coming from VERY VERY (NW) general area of Hale Bopp/Cascade Head area. They got to horizon, lined up in straight line, moving slowly south. Rubbed my eyes; I had been crying & didn't know what I was seeing.

After a few seconds I called to other 3 adults in house. All of us speechless. Cam-corder right inside door but not able to take eyes off sky to get it. SO AWESTRUCK. ALMOST RELIGIOUS. Holding side of deck to keep from falling. Nearly faint twice. One man said "Oh My God they know we are watching because of comet and eclipse. They want us to see them"

Getting larger... no - getting closer, high in sky. Biggest one stood still, bright white light appears on bottom af "thing", many (dozen or more) colored, lighted (mostly white) little ones appear and start spinning and chasing each other.

We laugh "they're playing". (We said "Mother Ship?")

They return to white light (a couple mins. elapsed) 3 (Triangle?) shapes surrounded by light red green white, sequential blinking. Now hovering directly above enough to see triangle formation of 3 seperate crafts. Hover above for 1-2 minutes, we felt they were almost trying to communicate w/us through lights. NO SOUND or "WIND" AT ALL. Suddenly, still blinking, crafts split into 2 groups, one SPED OFF SO FAST (no sound) toward NE others to NW (VERY GENERAL DIRECTION). In a second or 2 they were gone as we watched them, not faded as in fireworks but gone as in car lights. Travel at unheard of speeds. TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE! All crying, one went back in room and wouldn't talk. (Day later says he'd been in military all life and this was not military, and that he was scared.) I Called police about 10 minutes after 9 pm, who gave me # to UFO in Seattle, and I called as PD advised even tho they vehemently said it was a flare(s) and that they do not recognize/acknowledgethe presence of UFO's. We were also attempted contact by Coast Guard and Air Force, but had new ph. # and I gave them old one, which I found out when I called back to see if any other reports came in. At appx 9:30 PD called me and said flares were now being shot off Cascade Head (so I guess my question was answered!) After so many years I have only told this to family and a couple friends as it is so outrageous. We all 4 saw the exact same thing.

I'd like to talk about it as it is so imbedded in my mind...and bothers me.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))