|Occurred : 6/28/1999 22:30 (Entered as : 06/28/99 2230)
Reported: 7/12/1999 08:45
Location: Jasper (5 miles S.E. from Springfield, OR), OR
Duration:aprox 3 sec.
|From the north, at aprox. 5 to 6 K', level, turning abruptly to a southerly dir. and an aprox. climb angle of 45 deg. & went out of sight @ a very high rate of acceleration.
On my way to work, at the stop sign on our county road, preparing to turn onto the Jasper bridge, I had stopped, and saw this thing, brilliant green, coming from my left (north) and as it was nearly directly in front of me it turned slightly to my right and looked to assume aprox. 45 deg or more rate of climb, then nearly instantly vanished. I am a student pilot, and this area is my usual practice area. I do believe my estimations are close, as I seem to watch the sky whenever I see any aircraft flying in my neighborhood, and am familiar with the area altitudes. I realize this isn't much, but this is what I saw that night. I only listen to Art Bell part of time, and only on my way to work. I believe you were on that night, and this is where I heard, with any interest about your reporting center. I had, with my wife and two friend, seen another incedent that I repoeted to the USAF in 1966, but was as most, I assume, shuugged off.