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Occurred : 6/1/2006 23:00 (Entered as : 06/2006 23:00)
Reported: 10/27/2011 10:42:45 PM 22:42
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Rockaway, OR
Shape: Sphere
Duration:45 seconds
Object appeared as a satellite then stopped became bright enogh to illuminate the beach.

One evening in June of 2006 my girlfriend and I were walking on the beach at Rockaway, Oregon. It was around eleven p.m. and the weather was clear. We were looking at the stars when we noticed what looked like a satellite traveling across the sky from South East to North West. I estimate the angle was about eighty degrees up from the horizon. The speed of the object (still thinking it was a satellite) seemed consistent with a satellite in orbit. After observing it for few seconds, it slowed down and stopped. Then it seemed to come lower and became brighter and larger. The color was a bright golden light. The object then seemed to grow considerably brighter, so much so that it illuminated the ocean in front of us, maybe two three miles out. Then it seemed if the light became a beam of light as if searching for something.

We started backing away from this as the light started coming in our direction. Of course we did not know what to think, we were just caught up in the moment as we have never seen anything like this. The object’s altitude by now appeared to be about 20,000 feet. (I make this reference as I am a commercial pilot). The light the object was emitting was coming nearer and we started walking backwards feeling a little concerned now. Then within what seemed a second or two, the object and its brilliant light collapsed upon itself and it appeared to climb back to what an object in earth’s orbit might be, and sped off at an extreme velocity and disappeared.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))