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Occurred : 6/19/1999 22:00 (Entered as : June 19, 1999 10 PM)
Reported: 8/15/1999 13:02
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Alvord (Dry Lake area), OR
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15 seconds
Saw 2 events. Two Days apart. First. Line of red lights rising from behind mountain range, hover and descend. Second. Greenish glowing ball with thick red-orange tail shoot out of clouds then disappear.

On or about June 19, 1999 I was camping in southeast Oregon in the Alvord Dry Lake area which is near the Nevada Idaho border, just north of a little town call Fields. The dry lake is a huge area that is bordered on either side by mountain ranges We were camped on Pike Creek, about 35 minutes up the dirt and gravel road, which is on the western side of the Lake. The sun had gone down, the night was relatively clear. Sighting 1:We were sitting facing east toward the opposite end of the lake looking at the mountain range. We suddenly saw a line of red lights about the length of an index finger held horizontally against the horizon rise from behind the mountain range. The color of the lights were the same as taillights to a car except that there were many of these lights in a row, seemingly connected. The lights rose, hovered about an inch or so, relative to us, above the mountain range for several seconds and then sank back below the mountains. Because it was so far away and all we saw were lights we could not determine the shape of the object. What we saw was a horizontal line. The lights had a moving glowing quality. Perhaps the object could have been round like a saucer ringed with red lights. Because the distance from us to the other side of the lake was several miles I can only assume that this object must have been huge. Both my friend and I said at the same time "Did you see that?" So I know I was not imagining it. A few days later we happened to take a drive to the other side of the mountains, about a two hour drive, and there is absolutely nothing over there. Just more desert, more wilderness. Sighting 2: Then two nights later, on or about July 21, we were sitting again looking out across the expanse. The night was cloudy and seemed to threaten rain. Out of the clouds at our eye level we saw a green/pale green glowing orb about the size of a golf ball held at arm's length streak from out of the clouds. The orb had a short thick reddish/orange tail and just as quickly as we had seen it disappeared behind a cloud. We saw this more to the north of the previous sighting and it seemed to be inside the dry lake area as opposed to the previous sighting which appeared to be on the other side of the mountain range. This could be a natural phenomenon, some kind of huge static ball maybe although I have never heard of anything like this before. There was no sound and it disappeared as quickly as it appeared. But it lasted long enough to leave a lasting impression on my mind. The object was very clear. I think what's important is that the object was not up in the sky like an asteroid but right at eye level just a little bit above the mountain range. We both saw it and both said simultaneously,"What was that?" Again, because of the distance from where we were to the other side of the dry lake area this object must have been huge. I can't even begin to calculate the size of it.