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Occurred : 8/11/1976 21:00 (Entered as : 8-11-1976 21:00)
Reported: 9/7/2011 10:32:30 PM 22:32
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Triangle
Duration:20 min
Large triangle remembered in Portland, Oregon

Hello, I have been trying to find information about an incident I witnessed in Portland, Oregon back in the summer (August) of 1976. It was after dusk and my mom was showing me one of the planets that were really bright in the sky. She had gone back inside and after a while I happened to look up and noticed a large triangular object overhead. We were at my aunts apartment and this helped me with gage the size of it. The length of the craft was 2.5 to 3 times the length of her apartment building and the width was about 1.5 the length of the building. I hovered, making no noise, about 3 telephone pole lengths above the height of a telephone pole. There were lights on the underside and sides visible that I have not seen since. I remember looking up at it and then looking down to street level, ( I was in back patio area) and looking to the street only 20ft away, I saw a woman walking west. All she had to do was look up and she would have saw it. I went back insi! de and told my mom "I need to show you something." she came out and I asked her to look up. She looked up a little and said "What?" I told her to look up higher a couple times and she looked up and saw it. I remember the look of her mouth dropping open and me asking her "what is it?" She said she didn't know. We watched it and it did move ever so slowly still no sound. It was still there but she decided to go to the phone booth and called the news stations and although they said there had been thousand of calls they could give no info and directed her to call the national guard. She talked to someone and told them what we saw but they would give no information on what it was but did ask what our names, ages, location of sighting, and social security numbers. We returned back to the apartment and talked to my aunts room mate and I remember her turning pale, not talking, and leaving. Later she told of following seeing several in the 82nd and Division area. Forgive me for bei! ng long winded I just wish I knew what it was. I have searched! for loc al articles but have yet to see anything resembling what I saw. Even other triangle pictures do not look like what i observed. Can you help?