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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/12/2017 19:30 (Entered as : 06/12/17 19:30)
Reported: 12/22/2017 6:38:13 PM 18:38
Posted: 1/12/2018
Location: Salem, OR
Shape: Circle
Duration: 10
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Lights seen over Salem, Oregon same week as object witnessed in skies over Independence, Oregon!

15 Dec. 2017 6:48pm. On this date and time, this investigator spoke with the witness (who is also a relative of mine) This was in regards to a sighting of strange lights seen from his father's back yard in the area of East Salem, cross streets 45th and State Street on Wednesday 6 Dec. 2017. (witness says it may have been the day before, Tuesday 5 Dec. 2017).

How this sighting came to the attention of this investigator, I had posted a photo only with no details of a sighting that took place in Independence, Oregon on my Facebook. My cousin contacted me through a post that he had seen the same object as he was looking west of Salem the same week of the Independence incident.

Witness was out with his dog in the back yard, looked up at about 60-70 degrees off the horizon to the west, saw an object with multiple lights (yellowish at some point) stationary- then seemed to be rotating. Square lights could be seen, 7 of them in a row, a perfect line. Witness said if he held out this thumb, object was larger than the end of his thumb. Distant estimated 1/2 to 1 mile west of his location. Witness stated the object was hovering, lights rotating then it blinked out.

It is this investigator's belief that this witness may have seen the same object and lights that were seen by 2 or more witnesses in the Independence/Buena Vista area of Polk County. Witness sent a drawing of what he saw. From the drawing showing the 'square' lights/windows it is consistant with the previous report and sighting in Independence, Or. (See drawing)

((NUFORC Note: We express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Ron Wright, a skilled and experienced UFO investigator in Sprague River, Oregon, for preparing this report, and submitting it to our Center. We encourage anyone who has information about this case, or any other case in Southern Oregon, to contact Mr. Wright, using the following contact information: P. O. Box 2 Sprague River, OR 97639; (971) 237-7828; PD))