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Occurred : 9/27/2011 21:00 (Entered as : 10/27/11 21:00)
Reported: 9/28/2011 1:30:03 PM 13:30
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Eugene, OR
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 minutes
Five fiery lights/dark circular objects seen by young couple in Eugene, OR.

It was about 8:50 p.m. on a Tuesday night, Tuesday the 27th of September 2011, when my fiancé and I saw what looked like a ball of fire coming from the north, moving across the sky. The night was mostly overcast with slightly orange tinted clouds, the wind was gently blowing from the north, and the temperature was about 60-65 degrees. We were on our way to the store, walking up and around a nearby hill, in a mostly residential neighborhood, when it appeared.

I at first thought it was just a brightly lighted plain or helicopter, but then noticed that the light seemed fire-like, red-orange-yellow, and slightly flickering. There was no sound coming from it. The next thing we noticed, for both my fiancé and I were watching at this point, was that the fire/light seemed to be focusing towards the back of the craft, and then went out completely, about the time it passed over-head, though a little to the right from where we were standing. And because the clouds were somewhat bright from the light pollution of the city, we both saw that, after the light had faded, there remained a small, dark, circular object. At a distance it looked as small as a pupil, between an eighth and a quarter inch. But there was no mistaking its flawless shape and its smooth edges. It was a perfect circle, black to my eyes, at least in the darkness. Still silent, it continued on southward until we lost sight of it in the distance.

Amazed, and a little frightened, we asked each other some typical questions, just to make sure we were both seeing the same thing as it was happening. “Could you see it? Did you see its shape? I can’t believe this!” Then, about 30 seconds later, from the same direction, another one appeared, as silent as the first. It looked the same; fiery, moving southward, and its light also slowly receded towards the rear of the craft, and then went out, again, revealing a dark, round object beneath the clouds.

We both observed that the light went out about the same moment as the first, almost directly overhead of us, but to the right. But unlike the first craft, which held a seemingly straight course, and remained dark, this one turned left and right in small, quick and smooth movements, and relit; just a flicker in the rear, fiery like before, only faint and small. Then, the small light that reappeared seemed to move around the edge of the craft, in either direction, but never in a ful! l circle. (I found this particularly strange, because I assume that a round craft would most likely spin to stay in flight, but the small light that reappeared did not.) The light then seemed to go out again as the ship went further away into the distance.

Almost as soon as we lost sight of the second craft, a third appeared. Again, it came from the north and made its way south, looking just like the first two, and making no sound. This one acted more like the second craft though, turning slightly, this way and that, and relighting after about 5-10 seconds of darkness, during which it was revealed as another round, dark object beneath the clouds. The light that reappeared on this craft was small like the other, and also seemed to move around the edge of the dark circle it was attached to, but not in full circles.

Before the third was even out of sight, the fourth appeared, just as the others had, and acted much like the second and third. Each one was completely silent, all moving at what looked like the same speed, and in the same direction, taking about 25 seconds to cross from one edge of the sky to the other.

Then, there was no more to be seen for what felt like 2-3 minutes, and we continued on to the store, watching the sky behind us. We were heading west. After about 2 or 3 more minutes, we reached the store and went in. The clock in the store said that it was almost 9:00 p.m.

Coming out, we looked again towards the direction of the sighting, and saw the fifth and final craft. At this point we were surrounded by a bit more tree growth, and further away, so we didn’t get a good look. But we saw that it was plainly another light of the same color, moving in the same direction, and its light also seemed to extinguish, though we couldn’t see if it came back or not.

It was the first time either of us had seen anything like this, and as soon as we got home we start searching for the right people to talk to.