Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/12/1999 22:15 (Entered as : 07/12/99 22:15)
Reported: 7/12/1999 23:49
Posted: 7/14/1999
Location: Lake Oswego (Portland), OR
Shape: Light
Duration: 20 mins.
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
My boyfriend and I saw 3 peach colored lights (spheres) hovering for about 20 minutes over the south sky.

My boyfriend and I decided to go for a walk about 9:30 p.m. We are 28 and 30; I am a college writing instructor, and he is an electrician. Neither of us have sighted a UFO before. We were returning from our walk, about 5 minutes from our home, when my boyfriend pointed to the south sky and said "look, twins", jokingly. As I turned to look, I at first assumed they were planes, but as my boyfriend and I continued to look, the two lights stayed in exactly the same spot, parallel to each other and about two inches apart if you were to measure the distance with your fingers. The objects were about twice the size an brightness of Venus, which at the time was off in the west sky. We were dumbfounded, and even though I kept repeating "They must be planes", we both clearly saw and stated that they were not acting like planes. They stayed in exactly the same place, pulsating but not flashing. Then, to our amazement, a third appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, to form a triangle to the other two. The third was not as bright at first, but then grew in brightness to look just like the other two. They remained in this inverted triangle formation for some time, a few minutes or so. At this point, a car with 4 young men in it, all aged between about 18 and 22, drove up beside us, also having seen the sight. They said they'd seen it down on the road, and were looking for a clearer view of it. At the time, we were up on a hill. We all agreed that these did not appear to be planes, and my boyfriend and myself expressed that we were glad not to be the only ones to see it. The men drove off, and said goodbye pleasantly. Then, the light in the upper left corner of the triangle began to leave. It moved slowly to the east, decreasing in brightness rather quickly. Still the other two remained in the same spot. Then the bottom sphere began to follow the first one, heading in the same path. The last one remained in the same spot for about 5 more minutes, an we watched, not moving. Then, it too began to head east. We "followed" it, as our apartment is in that direction. We thought we might be able to run in the house, grab the binocs, come back out and catch it...but by the time we came out it was gone. My boyfriend and I stayed out there, watching the sky for about another 15 minutes, but saw nothing. We both agreed that neither of us had ever seen any objects in the sky behave that way in our lives. We're both familiar with planes, because we see them in the sky all the time, and saw many tonight. Portland airport is not far from here. But I know in my gut these were not planes. They felt different.