|Occurred : 7/25/2007 23:00 (Entered as : 07/25/07 23:00)
Reported: 7/26/2007 1:08:54 AM 01:08
Location: Springfield, OR
|Springfield, OR sightings of bright, multicolored lights near moon
My wife and I witnessed a bright orange-yellow light floating at a helicopter speed in the night sky. The object was headed southward and contained no directional lights such as port or starboard signals. The object eventually fell away from eyesight. It appeared to be lower in the sky than usual aircraft. I saw another conventional commercial airliner off in the distance to use as a gauge for speed and elevation.
After the disappearance of the bright orange-yellow light, we spotted a very bright “star” eastward of the night’s almost full moon. This bright star brought our attention to a pair of very twinkling lights that at first seemed to be very excited stars. We were able to spot these through a scope to see that these objects were flashing three bright colors; Red, yellow, and blue flashed in what seemed random order.
To get a closer look, we headed up a nearby butte. When arriving at the top of the butte, we quickly noticed there were at least five of these combination lights. They appeared to be situated at all different heights in the sky and at different ranges. Focusing on the largest/closest object, we could see indeed that these lights had three main colors that revolved very brightly. The position of the lights did not appear to create a definitive form, but a V-like shape could almost be made out by tracing the lights together. We watched the lights for approximately 90 minutes, from 11:30pm to 1:00am.