|Occurred : 11/6/2003 11:30 (Entered as : 11/06/2003 11:30)
Reported: 11/7/2003 11:47:24 AM 11:47
Location: Portland (I-5/Lombard Exit), OR
|Young woman reports witnessing F-15 fighter jets approach a peculiar sphere over Interstate 5.
Telephoned Report: A young woman reports that as she was entering traffic on Interstate 5/Southbound at the Lombard (?) Exit, approximately 3 miles south, or southwest, of Portland International Airport, she noted that cars were stopped on the highway. Some of the occupants of the stopped vehicles were outside, standing on the tarmac, looking up into the sky.
When she looked up, she noted a prominent sphere, hovering seemingly motionless in the sky, and two of what she thinks were military fighter-type aircraft, possibly F-15's, were circling, and flying in the proximity to, the peculiar looking sphere. She emphasized that the jets were quite low, and that they allegedly were jinking and turning in a fashion that left no doubt as to the fact that the sphere was the reason they were present in that body of airspace.
She did not obtain contact information from any of the other witnesses present, and she did not contact any local authorities or news media about the incident.
((NUFORC Note: We are awaiting a written report of the alleged event from the witness. It seems unusual to us that we did not receive more reports, either via telephone, or e-mail, about the event. When a similar event occurred over Portland on September 01, 1999, we received dozens of calls in rapid sequence. We would welcome reports from any other witnesses to the November 06th incident. PD))