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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/1/1996 19:00 (Entered as : 5/1996 19:00)
Reported: 9/9/2006 1:40:35 PM 13:40
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Corvalis, OR
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 7-10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects, The object changed color, The object landed, The object made a sound, There were electrical or magnetic effects
triangle formation in a blue haze 5/96 & blinking white lights ne of ashland mountain oregon in june of 1996

at dusk my mother and i saw a formation of 3 white lights in a trinagle formation surrounded by a blue mist. i yelled for her to come out on the deck and we watched for a few minutes until we heard a loud explosion in the front yard. the craft disappeard immediately in the bluish haze. we went into the front yard to find a 75+ ft oak tree with 1/3 of it splintered off. the next mrning we looked at it closely and there were no black or ash marks so it couldn't have been a lightening strike. we then found the wooden shipping palette in the back of my sister in laws truck turned upside down.the plastic wrap had been torn off and the stuff was all over the ruck bed. i phoned a freind at stanford university who was already on his way to the house. the second friend i phoned in the bay area was very concerned about the hostile aspects of the sighitng. my mother and i were very shaken. we had several more sightings in ashland later that same year (mostly in june 1996) one which she claims landed approx 10 miles form the house. my mother was understandably hysterical. we continued to have sightings from the ashland house for approx 2 weeks. usually, they would appear and hover over the small valley ne of ashland mountain behind the house which was on the east side of of the I 5 if headed north. usually, one or two would blink on and off for several minutes at a time and then shoot off. sometimes it was a single light and on other occasions several lights would appear and then shoot off extremely fast in different directions. we did see a lightening strike which started a fire that same week and it was followed by a partial blackout down from oregon to california. this may allow for atmospheric conditions able to cause optically interesting related phenomenen