|Occurred : 6/18/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 6/18/08 22:00)
Reported: 6/18/2008 11:06:39 PM 23:06
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
|Orange light appeared in the north-eastern sky over Cottage Grove, disappeared and reappeared several times.
I was waiting for the moon to rise with my sister on a hill in Cottage Grove, Oregon, when I noticed a bright orange light in the north-eastern sky. The light seemed to grow brighter and dimmer slightly and at a constant rate as we watched it. It also seemed to move slightly but I can’t be sure because it might have been my eyes. My sister says she saw it move side to side, back and forth slowly. After we watched it for about 3 minutes, it started to get dimmer and suddenly moved up and to the right quickly and faded out completely.
As we were walking home I called my friend who lives out of town to the south-east toward Cottage Grove lake. I described what we witnessed. He said he was looking out the window and could see it as well. I believe it was to the east when he saw it. I looked but could see nothing out of the ordinary in the sky. He watched it with me on the phone for at least a half an hour. He said he might have seen jets flying toward it at one point. He said he saw it disappear and reappear multiple times. He also saw it moving quickly in different directions. The entire time it was an orange light. No shape could be discerned and altitude determination was difficult due to it appearing similar to a star. I believe there was only one, but there could have been more since it disappeared several times. I trust my friend completely and do not believe he would ever lie to me.