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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/15/1989 23:00 (Entered as : 11/15/1989 23:00)
Reported: 10/29/2011 8:57:19 PM 20:57
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Wolf Creek drainage (N of Hwy. 26), OR
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 min
We both saw a spherical glowing flying object come out of the west, head for Portland and get chased back by three fighter aircraft.

My brother and I were on our way to our elk hunting camp when we stopped along the dirt road to take a break. We were stopped along the edge of a Forest Service road near the top of Wolf creek drainage north of Highway 26. We stopped the motor of the pickup and stepped outside. The night was very clear and quiet and we began to talk about being able to see satellites as they were passing overhead. We also noticed that we were high enough that we could see the glow from the Portland, Ore area to our SE.

As we were looking for more satilites we both noticed a bright glow in the west that we thought was a distant planet. The object was much brighter than a satilite and as we watched we realized it was moving in our direction from out of the west. This object passed almost directly over our position then turned at about 45 degrees and headed SE in a direct line to Portland. We noticed that the object made no sound that we could hear, glowed in a white light that did not change color.

The object went directly to the center of what we believed was the glow of Portland lights and disappeared into that glow. As we were commenting to each other about what we had just seen and what it might be, about 15 or 20 minutes went by when we noticed that the bright object was comming out of the Portland glow in about the reverse direction it went in. We also noticed after a minute or so that there was another bright object behind it.

As both objects got closer to our position we realized that the lead bright glow was the flying object or sphere we had initially seen and the second bright object was a USA fighter aircraft chasing the first object. We estimated the distance between the two at about 1/2 mile apart. The sphere came over us as it did before with the fighter aircraft close behind. The fighter aircraft had his forward landing lights on and we could clearly see the front part of the fighter aircraft and the pilot. Both of us having military backgrounds we knew by the sound of the fighter aircraft that he was going as fast as he possibly could but did not gain on the sphere.

With these two together we could esitimate the glowing object or sphere at about 5 to 6 ft in diameter. Again the object did not make any sounds that we could hear or change colors. The sphere followed the same course it came in on with the fighter aircraft chasing it. A few minutes later two more fighter aircraft following the same flight path came into our view. Both flying as fast as they could. The sphere, the initial fighter aircraft and the two fighter aircraft all came over our position, turned about 45 degrees and headed west out of sight and sound.

When we returned from our hunting trip about three days latter we checked all the local papers for any stories of Unidentified flying objects and found none. My brother called the airbase and received the usual answer " no unusual activity the last 5 days". At the time of the incident we both had law enforcement background and training.