|Occurred : 7/8/2010 22:50 (Entered as : 7/8/2010 22:50)
Reported: 7/8/2010 11:56:11 PM 23:56
Location: Vancouver, WA
|Saw four orange stationary lights in Southern sky about 15 degrees in elevation
I walked outside to get something out of my car (time 10:50 pm PST) and saw 4 orange lights in the Southern sky. I could see them from my front walkway but not from where I was when I got near my car as my neighbor’s homes were in the way. They were slightly to the East of due South. I’d say they were at 15 degrees as far as elevation goes.
Since there were 4 of them and the color was different than the aircraft I see flying into PDX I decided to look at them a little closer. I held still, trying to discern any movement amongst any of the lights using the roof lines of my neighbor’s home as a reference. I detected no movement and it crossed my mind that they could be stars.
Then I thought about it and looked for other stars in the sky and they were nowhere near the brightness or the color. As far as brightness goes I would say maybe 10 times as bright as a normal star, and maybe half as bright as the lights I see on the commercial aircraft flying in and out of PDX. Also they were smaller than the lights of the commercial aircraft appear.
So, I go to my car, which was closer to my neighbor’s and just make a note of it in my head in case I hear an explanation on the news.
Coming out of my car, I heard/saw my neighbor’s garage door opening. I was excited so I went to go tell him what I had seen. But before I could I thought I’d better go back to were I could see them just to verify they were still there; they were gone. I decided to tell him anyway because he saw me and asked ‘why are you running’? I then explained what I had just seen.
About 30 seconds later tow teen girls came walking down the sidewalk (east bound). I asked them had they seen the lights and they said yes. I asked them if they were freaked out and they said yes. I told them my story and that I didn’t see what happened to them. They said the 4 lights moved together into one. I forget what they said about where they went.
I talked to my neighbor a bit about it and then came in and called 911. They had not heard of anyone else calling in but they gave me the UFO hotline number. I called a 206 area code number and the gentlemen asked if he could call back in about 5 minutes. I said yep and asked him if he was busy with the same thing I just saw. He said yes. I then called KGW Portland TV news, and asked if they had any reports yet. They said no but they would contact dispatch to se if anything had been reported. A few minutes later a gentleman from the National UFO Reporting Center called and said someone else had just called him also and they were filling out a report.
He then asked if I had internet access and I said I was right next to my PC. He asked if I’d fill out a report and that’s what I’m doing now.
((NUFORC Note: Please see two other reports from Washington State for the same time. PD))