NUFORC Sighting 179818

Occurred: 2016-08-13 13:00 Local
Reported: 2024-01-02 16:27 Pacific
Duration: 3-5 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Strawberry lake, OR, USA
Location details: Strawberry lake in the Oregon strawberry mountains

Shape: Disk
Color: N/a
Estimated Size: 10-30 feet diameter
Viewed From: Boat
Direction from Viewer: SE
Closest Distance: 20-50 feet
Estimated Speed: 3-5 mph
Characteristics: Left a trail, Animals reacted

USO submerged just under surface of lake water.

I and my friend were on a raft in the middle of the lake. Water was calm and smooth as glass. No wind. Sunny day. No one for miles. A large (30’ diameter) drain effect began to turn slowly in the lake about 500’ from us. Very odd way the water moved. Large amount of water swirling like a drain does, but seemed slower than physics would allow. It came to a slow stop. The water then churned and bubbled and was being displaced by a large craft moving just under the surface. It noticed us on our motionless raft. Then sharply turned exactly in our direction and came straight for the raft. When within 20-50’ of the raft, it dipped lower and I believe it went underneath the raft. We frantically paddled back to shore and hiked out of there to the car asap. It must have been around the size of a full sedan or maybe larger, judging the width of the headwater and amount of water displacement.

Posted 2024-02-15

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