|Occurred : 2/9/2004 19:00 (Entered as : 02/09/2004 19:00)
Reported: 2/17/2004 11:09:10 AM 11:09
Location: Lincoln City, OR
Duration:1 hour 10 min.
|bright amber lights flashing in random sequence later came withing 30 ft. of our house and returned over the ocean
My daughter, husband and myself were watching tv at our ocean front home when a bright amber light caught our attention. At first we thought it was a boat, but the light got closer and brighter, moving very fast in the air. Then it stopped level with our deck, about 1/2 mile out over the ocean and five bright amber lights began flashing in a random sequence. This display lasted about 10-15 seconds then went dark. We went back in the house thinking it was over, then about 5 minutes later spotted it again over the ocean coming closer towards us. As we were trying to follow the lights, they disappeared again and went dark. Then we looked up and there were 3 large amber lights about 30-40 ft. up from our deck. The object was there about 30-45 seconds hovering in the air and from the spacing of the lights, we estimate it was about the width of our house. The lights were almost rectanglar with rounded edges and about 4 ft. wide each. My husband climbed up on the roof to get a closer look and the lights went dark again. There was no sound, or was so quiet it was masked by the sound of the surf.
We returned to the house, found the camera this time and waited again in case it returned. About 5 minutes later we spotted it out over the ocean again about 3 miles out going south. It had numerous amber/white lights displayed around the bottom in a circle and a red pulsating light above and then a white, more diffused light above that. It looked like a three story crown floating out over the water almost to the horizon. We watched it travel very slowly for about 45 minutes with zoom binoculars but were unable to get a good picture as it was so far away by then. It continued it's slow course, went behind a boat which was lit up brightly and then went into a fog bank. The last sighting was at 8:10 pm pacific time.