|Occurred : 2/10/2016 05:15 (Entered as : 02/10/16 05:15)
Reported: 2/11/2016 4:31:28 PM 16:31
Location: Lebanon, OR
|Large circular craft flew silently over man walking his dog.
At around 5:15 am in the morning on February 10th, I took my puppy outside so she could go to the bathroom. As I stood on my lawn, I looked up at the sky. It was still dark and the stars were out. It was a nice, quiet morning.
I glanced up at the northeast sky and was startled to see two white orbs about 20 degrees above the horizon. My immediate reaction was “what in the heck are those things?” They looked about half a mile away. They were stacked vertically (one above the other). The objects had a fuzzy quality. It was like viewing something through fog. Even though the sky was clear. They were moving silently in my direction at about the speed of a sailboat.
At a distance it looked like two objects, however as it approached it appeared to be a single object. It was difficult to see the whole thing, as if it was partly invisible. It was either dark colored and therefore blended in with the black sky or it was transparent in parts. It was odd, like looking at a jellyfish-- parts of it seemed transparent and parts of it appeared solid.
As it glided overhead I got a good look at the underside of it. The center was the most distinctive and clear thing that I could see. The outer edges were barely visible and dark. The center was a bright white light that was triangular in shape. There was another circular white light in the center of the triangle. The lights were steady, not blinking or flashing. I drew a picture of what it looked like (attached).
The sides of the triangle in the center were not exactly three straight lines as pictured (I’m not that handy with drawing tools). It had three corners, but the sides of the triangle were bowed-in by the arcs of the circular things surrounding it. As you can see in my drawing, there were several faint circles that seemed to make up the perimeter of the craft. The dot in the center of the triangle was also white but distinctive from the white triangle. I believe it was a little darker.
As it moved overhead, I pulled out my cell phone and tried to record some video. However when I checked the video later, it was too dark and nothing came out in the recording. The object was pretty big, about the size of a large dinner plate held at arm’s length. It made no sound at all. It was difficult to judge its altitude. I would guess less than 500 feet.
The object continued on its straight path, heading southwest (bearing about 210 degrees). I lost sight of it behind the trees on my property. The entire event lasted about 30 seconds.
This is the 2nd time I’ve seen something strange like this in the sky. The first was on 9/9/2015 from the same location (which I reported to your web site). However, in that case the objects were red, white, blue, and orange.
I have no idea what this thing was. It was too large and quiet to be a drone, and it wasn’t an airplane.