|Occurred : 7/15/2012 14:00 (Entered as : 07/2012 14:00)
Reported: 5/8/2017 3:26:21 PM 15:26
Location: West Linn, OR
|Shiny chevron in the middle of a summer day
I believe it was the summer of 2012. My best recollection is that it was late June to early July. I was sitting on my back patio getting some sun on my legs. It was early afternoon—about 2:00. Perfectly blue sky. No clouds. There was a nice breeze. The position I was sitting in would put me facing WNW.
Something caught my eye, and when I looked up, I saw a VERY shiny object in the sky. I would estmate that it was two or three miles from me. I don’t know what the altitude would be, but I would estimate that it was at about the height I have seen skydiving airplanes.
At first, I thought it was two or three mylar balloons because that’s the only thing I thought of at the moment that would be that shiny. However, a bunch of balloons change shape, flash, move along at a good speed in winds that high, and increase in altitude. This object did none of those things. The shape stayed exactly the same. It did not flash, but it was the shiniest thing I have ever seen—much more shiny than mylar balloons. It virtually hovered in the same spot and never changed in altitude.
Ever so slowly, it moved from left to right. I wanted to go in the house and get binoculars, but was afraid it would be gone when I got back. After about 15 minutes, I finally took a chance and ran in to get binoculars. It was still there. When I looked through the binoculars (they’re not great ones—7 X 35), the best I can describe the shape is the tip of a harpoon or arrow. It wasn’t triangle shaped. It was pointed in the front (my right side) and had pointed tips in the back (my left). It wasn’t flat like an arrow. It had some roundness to it.
I continued to watch it for another 5 minutes or so until it eventually went behind the tall trees in my neighbor’s yard. I would estimate the degrees it traveled across the sky in that 20+ minutes at between 35 and 40 degrees never changing in size, shape, altitude, distance or color. Just very, very shiny—especially the side that was facing me.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))