Occurred: 2001-08-03 03:45 Local
Reported: 2001-08-04 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 0530
No of observers: 3

Location: Ontario, OR, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Changed Colo

Two bright lights seen North East of Ontario, Oregon.

On the early morning of 03 Aug 2001 at approximately 0345 I had just went to bed when my wife came into the room and said that the strange lights were in the sky again. (Sightings of strange lights were seen over Boise about 2 weeks earlier and I had seen one of them over Ontario and had mentioned it to my wife). When I got out of bed and quickly went outside she pointed them out to me. There were Two very bright lights in the North East sky about 5-10 degrees off horizon. If you were to hold out your hand, they would be spaced approximately one palm distance apart. They were brighter than any star around them or any type of planet. They were bright like aircraft Taxi lights. I thought that because of the brightness, they might be aircraft however the lights never changed direction as would be expected. I was in the USAF for 6 years as a Avionics Specialist so I've seen hundreds of aircraft coming in for approach. Within less than a minute or so I ruled them out as being aircraft coming in for a landing. (There were no Airports in their direction anyway). Object (A) was Left of Object (B) and slightly lower over horizon. It was dimber and yellow orange in color. It was still much brighter than the stars. Object (B) was much brighter even than Object (A). Its color would change from yellow to white. Its intensity would also change. I was looking at it though binoculars. It seemed to pulse at irregular intervals. This could also be seen with the naked eye. We stood outside and watched them for a half hour. I took pictures of them with my camera on time elapsed exposure. As time went by they were were not moving upwards as normal stars would be but they were moving South. It was slow movement. I could tell this because I was resting my camera on the roof of my parked car and the objects were creeping slowly south torward a near bye neighbors tree and eventually into it. The neighbors tree is East of my location. I called New Channel 7 in Boise and reported the sighting to them at approximately 0400. I also called a man at a nearbye prison who works in a Tower there. He could also see the lights. My wife stayed up and watched the lights until the sun came up and then stopped observing them. I went to bed at 0430. The next night on 04 Aug 2001 at 0400 my wife went out to check on the lights again and they weren't there. The third light was seen by my wife and disappeared as she was coming into the house to wake me. Sould the pictures turn out good, I will send them.

Posted 2001-08-05

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