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Occurred : 8/21/1998 22:55 (Entered as : 8/21/98 22:55)
Reported: 8/22/1998 19:06
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Salem, OR
Shape: Chevron
Duration:30-45seconds
object was travelling below cloud level,from north to south. boomerang shaped pinkish silver color manuevered without changing speed there was a thunderstorm in the area.

We were watching the thunderstorms on 8/21 when we spotted a boomerang shaped craft moving about three times the speed of other aircraft in the area flying right at the base of the clouds from the north to the south. It manuevered when it was overhead.the best way to describe the manuever was to say it appeared to 'slip sideways'off of its path then immediately resumed its original flight pattern.It glowed with a faint silver pink color,and was totally silent in operation. It appeared to loosely follow the I-5 freeway. we are located just to the east of the I-5. There is also an airport 3-4 miles southwest of our location. this was definitely not a conventional aircraft.