|Occurred : 6/1/1996 20:00 (Entered as : 1996 20:00)
Reported: 11/24/2007 3:32:16 PM 15:32
Location: Eugene, OR
|Diamond broach shape over Eugene, OR.
I was returning from taking my kids to ballet class. It must have been winter, because it seems to me it was dark early. As I pulled into my driveway in the north of town, I saw a huge "diamond broach" shape in the sky, south-southwest. It was humungous. If I had put my hand up, my palm would have just covered it. It was a triangle, point up, with lights in rows inside the triangle, like diamonds. I don't recall how many. It could have been 6 (1 at the point, 2 in the next row, then 3 on the bottom row), or there was another row, making 10. It wasn't moving and didn't make a sound. I could see lights from helicopters and small planes heading towards it from every direction. I jumped out of the car to see it better, but my kids freaked. They ran to the house, begging me to open the door and come in. They didn't want it to come get us. My kids were very young at the time, the oldest about 7, the youngest at the time 4. I don't know why they thought this thing would take us away, and I wasn't showing fear, but rather fascination, so I'm not sure whey they reacted with such terror. For them I went inside.
Later that night, or possibly the next night, I chatted with someone on Prodigy (remember that!?) who claimed to work out at the airport in Eugene (the airport was north of the object, behind me while I was watching the triangle). She said there was some sort of sighting, a report made even, and no official announcement of what it was, but supposedly it was noticed by the airport, or perhaps reported by them.
Again, I can't be sure of the date, but it must have been Fall or winter of 1996, or perhaps late winter of 1997, although I don't remember it being cold, just dark early. It could even have been the year before.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))