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Occurred : 7/8/2010 23:00 (Entered as : 07/08/10 23:00)
Reported: 7/10/2010 2:54:40 PM 14:54
Posted: 7/19/2010
Location: Vancouver, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Four bright lights I assumed to be planes heading to a nearby international airport suddenly vanished and no planes landed.

Thursday evening, July 8th, around 11 PM I was looking out my bedroom window to see if any planes were heading to PDX airport, and off to the east by southeast I saw a light through the trees so I moved to a different window and saw four bright lights coming toward the airport, I thought. I can see planes around that time of night and when they have their headlights on they appear as only one light instead of two. These were unusual in that I have never seen 4 lights (planes) that close together. One was ahead and then two, one above the other, and then the fourth appeared to be behind the other 3. They seemed to be moving fairly rapidly toward the airport and I figured that three of them would have to circle to await their turn to land.

As I watched, the lights appeared to stop moving toward the west so I thought they had probably turned enough toward my viewpoint that their forward progress wouldn’t be visible to me. Then, suddenly they all four went out. I watched for awhile longer to see if those four planes landed and I saw at least one other plane go into the landing route and then a second but they were coming from the south and were not anywhere near where I had seen those other four lights.

I thought it strange that those four planes had not landed and I didn’t see any other lights to indicate where they had gone and since my husband was asleep, I figured I’d tell him the next day.

Then Friday night on the 11 PM news the reporter told about some UFO’s sightings in the Vancouver area and the full story would be in Vancouver’s paper on Saturday.

That reminded me as I’d forgotten to tell my husband.