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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/20/1963 02:30 (Entered as : 08/20/1963 2:30)
Reported: 5/5/2004 10:22:00 PM 22:22
Posted: 5/10/2004
Location: Camas, WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 10-15 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams, The object changed color, The object landed, The object made a sound
Prune Hill, Camas, Washington, a rural area above the Columbia River and across the river from PDX--I was in bed in a daylight basement and something landed in my father's garden. I could not move and my Siamese cat was beside me (2 times) and did not move and his body felt rigid. Red lights whirled as if a red light rotating on top. RRR-rrr-RRR-rrr sound as it landed and the whole time. We had a part wolf dog who did not bark. The object stayed in the garden for about 10 minutes, it seemed but probably was less. Then it shot off and I was very aware of the dopler effect when it left. I think the lights became white when it took off. This happened 4 times over a period of 2 years and usually when my father's garden was flourishing. He had a lot of hybrid corn that he aquired from a friend. I told my family (I was 25-26 year of age at the time but spent Summers with my family) and they sort of laughed. Then my brother who had the room next to mine had the same experience and he heard someone going up the steps that went up to the upper yard and then believed me. My father finally heard it and saw flashing lights in the upper yard (their bedroom was upstairs and on the other side of the house). This was probably five years after my experiences. My Father heard the sound and saw red lights through drapes but by the time he got up to look it took off. Some years ago I mentioned to a friend who had just moved to Prune Hill if she had ever seen UFO's there and she gasped----She awakened her whole family and they watched a UFO in binoculars for 45 minutes in the middle of the night. This was probably 10 years ago. Camas is a papermill town and helicopters sometimes were heard there patroling the river where logs were often kept and I thought this was it at first but no chopper blade sounds. It was too close and I would have heard the blades. My explanation of landing there several times was to get samples from the garden. I have never documented this before so it is as best I can remember after all these years.

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate, even though the witness does not indicate that fact. PD))