|Occurred : 3/9/2013 22:05 (Entered as : 03/09/13 22:05)
Reported: 3/10/2013 6:23:13 PM 18:23
Location: Portland, OR
|Three triangular bright orange light objects hovering low in the sky: Portland, Oregon.
At 10:05pm, I walked out of my home and saw three very bright lights hovering low in the southern sky. All three of these light objects were distinctly triangular in shape. Each of the three objects were projecting bright orange light in the center surrounded by bright white light at the outer edges. The lights were extremely bright and were facing due north. The orange/white light of each was constant and did not blink or flicker.
From my vantage point, they were visible slightly above the roof line and to the left of house across the street from mine. These three lights were hovering far lower than any aircraft I'd ever seen in the downtown Portland skyline . The lights were large enough in the sky that they appeared to be possibly fewer than several miles away in the distance. I noticed all three of these shapes were slightly swaying in a back and forth in a fluid horizontal motion but stayed the same size, and kept the same position in the sky. This lasted approximately 45 seconds after which time, within three seconds, all three of the lights moved very close together without touching, rapidly decreased in size (but without out moving from their relative position in the sky) and then proceeded to completely vanish from the horizon. During this occurrence I also I observed that there were two aircraft with blinking red lights flying in the southern sky from east to west. The two aircraft were fl! ying much further off in the distance and appeared to be moving at a constant speed which I considered to be consistent with commercial aircraft. I heard distinct sound from the two aircraft in the distance but did not hear any discernible sound from the three other light objects that I witnessed.
Note: My home is located 4.5 miles North or downtown Portland, Oregon. I am a 36 year old mother of two, I formerly worked in the field of counseling, and I have never before observed anything unusual in the sky. I took one photo and one short video clip with my camera phone. The objects appear white and round in the images I captured, which may be due to the image quality.