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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/13/2000 22:10 (Entered as : 10/13/00 22:10)
Reported: 10/13/2000 23:18
Posted: 12/2/2000
Location: Portland, OR
Shape: Light
Duration: 00:03
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
4 white lights initially stationary suddenly merged into one light and then when out.

4 white lights became visible through a patchy cloud cover. It looked similar to Moon light breaking through a cloud, except there were three lights (and a fourth more faint). The three brightest lights were shaped in a triangle pattern and where not moving. They were about an extended arms length apart (like one hand on the 10 and the other on the 2 of a clock). The fourth fainter light was off to one side from our position. They were almost overhead, possibly 15-20 degrees looking down, if looking directly overhead was 0 degress. Suddenly all four lights came together in the middle, they merged, moved down very slightly and then went out. The fourth light seemed to be just a hair behind the other lights as they merged together. The movement happened in about 1 second. The lights seemed to be shining down, but it is difficult to tell as the clouds were obscuring them from a direct sighting.

((NUFORC Note: Witness appears to be describing advertising light, but that is a guess. PD))