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Occurred : 6/19/2001 20:05 (Entered as : 06/19/01 20:05)
Reported: 6/21/2001 08:32
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Eugene, OR
Shape: Light
Duration:witnessed for about 5 min
a stationary pulsing/flickering light randomly changing from white to orange.

Heading east on Beltline we witnessed a stationary pulsing/flickering light over the eastern horizon towards Springfield. The light would randomly change from white to orange. The object was too far above the horizon to be a tower af any sort. We watched it for aboout 5 minutes (completly stationary) before we took our exit. We checked back the next day to reassure ourselves that it wasn't a radio tower. We were correct.

((NUFORC Note: We observe that Mars would have been in the southeastern sky, approximately 20 degrees above the horizontal plane, at the time indicated by the witness. Mars appears to be somewhat red to observers on Earth. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Follow up report from same witness:

The report that I filed below WAS NOT Mars. What we witnessed was in the North East sky and was DEFINANTLY NOT a planet. It also did not appear to be somewhat red, it was randomly pulsing and changing from bright white to amber/orange. Please correct the comments on the report. Thank You, John Occurred : 6/19/2001 20:05 (Entered as : 06/19/01 20:05) Reported : 6/21/2001 08:32 Posted : 7/5/2001 Location : Eugene, OR Shape : Light a stationary pulsing/flickering light randomly changing from white to orange. Heading east on Beltline we witnessed a stationary pulsing/flickering light over the eastern horizon towards Springfield. The light would randomly change from white to orange. The object was too far above the horizon to be a tower af any sort. We watched it for aboout 5 minutes (completly stationary) before we took our exit. We checked back the next day to reassure ourselves that it wasn't a radio tower. We were correct. ((NUFORC Note: We observe that Mars would have been in the southeastern sky, approximately 20 degrees above the horizontal plane, at the time indicated by the witness. Mars appears to be somewhat red to observers on Earth. PD))

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