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Occurred : 9/8/1999 20:00 (Entered as : 09/08/1999 20:00)
Reported: 3/22/2009 7:35:06 PM 19:35
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: Alsea, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:3-4 minutes
Report(s) explained as NOSS satellite array

I gave this report on the date indicated and have since learned that the event has a mundane explanation, which you can read more about at this link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A2265815

My reporting this as a UFO pretty much hinges on the perceived unusual nature of the sighting. I have since learned that we were all probably seeing an NOSS array, which is something my Air Force buddy didn't know about, probably because it's part of a Naval operation. Apparently, at least one array of satellites does travel in formation.

That report:
Occurred : 9/8/1999 21:00 (Entered as : 09/08/99 9-10pm)
Reported: 7/2/2000 01:55 Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Alsea, OR
Shape: Formation Duration:less than 5 min 3 satelite-like objects flying in tight formation over Oregon.

I finally just got around to checking the files of your site against an experience I had at the date given above. I was happy to see three other reports from my region, event times given only minutes apart. I'm referring to the collection of three satellite-like objects which behaved in the usual satellite-like way, the only freaky thing about it being the fact that there were THREE of these things flying in formation, it would seem. I can add little else to the descriptions from Bellingham WA, Albany, OR, save that I asked a friend of mine in the Air force about it and he said I should definitely regard it as "highly peculiar".

We observed these things for nearly 3-4 minutes.