|Occurred : 6/23/2013 00:21 (Entered as : 06/23/2013 0:21)
Reported: 6/23/2013 9:17:34 PM 21:17
Location: Portland, OR
|Four Lights/Objects in Night Sky Over Portland
I looked out my third floor apartment's west-facing windows on this very cloudy night and initially thought I was just looking at stars, so I didn't think much. I quickly remembered there were no visible stars as my wife and I had discussed earlier in the evening when we were wondering what our chances of seeing the Supermoon were going to be (which were zero in our neighborhood of Portland; it was simply too cloudy).
So, I do a double-take, get up from the couch and walk to the window to look out to the northwest at these four orange-ish red lights seemingly hovering in the sky. I say to my wife, “Are those...what are those? Come here!” By the time she gets to the window one of them has moved higher and disappeared, so there are only three lights left. They hovered in the sky, eventually moved up over the next 90 seconds or so and then disappeared.
These were not planes or stars. Shortly after the lights disappeared a plane was flying rather close to the horizon heading east, and it was clearly a plane with flashing lights. The previous four lights were not blinking or flashing and moved up out of sight, not to the left or right.
I don't know what they were but they were certainly unlike any flying object I've ever seen!