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Sighting Reports Previous to 1990

Veteran and His Wife Encounter
Large Craft Hovering Near Ground


Date of Sighting: January 3, 1973
Time of Sighting: 9:30 PM PST
Date Reported: March 28, 2005
Location of Sighting: Near Coos Bay, OR (100 Miles SW of Eugene)
Latitude: 43.36715 Degrees N
Longitude: 43.367 Degrees W
Number of Witnesses: Two
Number Witnesses Interviewed: One
Weather: Not Known

Description (Exciting Recount of Sighting in Witness's Own Words):  My family and I were returning to Miramar Naval Air Station, near San Diego, CA after 30 days leave. We Left Albany, Oregon at 5 pm. The sighting took place near Coos Bay, Oregon at 9:30 pm. Highway 101 was closed to land slide, so we had to take construction detour. My wife and infant son were in the car with me. Saw 3 large yellowish glowing lights below my position while driving on auxiliary road. All three lights were equally apart in space. I stopped on shoulder of road, and proceeded down a small slope, a distance of approximately 100 to 150 feet. Upon approaching lights, now realized they were positioned above me by a distance of approximately 30 feet. As I approached the source of the lights, walked into the side of this "THING". The side of this object was coated or made of some material which seemed to absorb light. After a couple of minutes, when my eyes adjusted to the light being emitted from above and my flash light, I could ascertain the general shape of this object! It reminded me of the shape of the nuclear missile submarines I had seen pictures of in Navy magazines. I could just make out the outline of this object. It had the same similar slope from the top to the leading edge at the bottom. The bottom reminded me of the leading edge on naval aircraft. The main difference was when I looked underneath it, it was completely flat and a darker black color underneath, my distinct impression was the coloring caused by heat exhaust. I had a three cell flashlight I had received as a Christmas present with fresh batteries. When I held my flashlight beam within 6 inches of side or bottom of this object could see what appeared to be material which was smooth and cold like metal, but looked more like rock, in that there was the same look you get when you crack open certain geodytes, a sparkly effect. As I was standing next to it, I realized the lights were actually large domes made of either glass or some kind of crystalline material, which appeared to be at least 12 feet high and approximately 8 to 10 feet across. Large enough I could have stood up in them, I am 6 feet tall. The bottom edge of the object was at my shoulder height. When I looked underneath it, my biggest and still most frightening realization, is there was no type of landing gear or structural support holding it up. There was no sound or vibration of any kind, total silence. My best guess on size is that it was equal in length to 2 or 3 railroad box cars hooked together. The top point where the domes were positioned were at least 30 or 40 feet above me. The width seemed equidistant from me, in other words, it was hard to determine the exact shape of the object. Although my main impression was that it was shaped more like a cylinder than round. I was quite shaken by this object being fixed above the ground. It wasn't actually floating or flying, it was just there, rigid in one spot, in a manner which was inconsistent with anything I had ever read or heard about. After about ten minutes, I heard some rather disturbing sounds coming from the opposite side which kind of sounded like a scurrying noise, and my fear turned to panic, at which point I departed the scene immediately in a panicked state. It's one thing to read about anti-gravity, and flying saucers, etc, it's another thing to be presented with the unexplainable at 9:30 pm at night in the middle of the Oregon forests near the coast line, far from other people and civilization. Also my wife and infant son were waiting for me in the car. Some of you may wonder why I waited so long to talk about this. For many years, I thought I had just dreamed this event, two years ago I saw my ex-wife, 1st wife who was with me, and she remembered the entire event; with one disturbing premise. She has no memory of the timeline involved. I spent 20 plus years in naval aviation on active duty, and never again saw anything that came comparably close to what I saw that night. Also any mention of this during my naval career, would ! have destroyed any chances at promotion. The stigma that such things happen is still a sign of paranoia or mental sickness in many peoples minds.

Investigator's Notes: This sighting has just been reported.  It one of the most exciting recounts of a close encounter with an unknown object that I has ever been reported to me. I have asked the witness several additional questions.  New information on this exciting case will be posted as received on this site.