|Occurred : 9/18/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 09/18/2001 22:00)
Reported: 10/18/2003 11:22:36 PM 23:22
Location: Lincoln City, OR
|Orange/bronze flare of light over ocean, not moving.
While vacationing in Lincoln City at the Westshore Ocean Front Motel, my wife and I were sitting near the big picture window of our hotel room on the beach looking out over the ocean. We were both staring at the same patch of sky high over the horizon when a sudden flare of light attracted our attention directly west. It suddenly grew in brilliance/size, a orange/bronze color, faded slightly, then grew again. It did not change location. Although their were military jets in the vicinity early in the day because of 9/11, being ex-military, I know what we saw was not afterburners or military style anti heat-seeking missile flares. By the time we went for our video camera the light was gone. Turning on the police scanner, there was some traffic regarding military activity in the area, but with no details.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))