Location of Sighting: Portland, Oregon
Date of Sighting: 1974 or 1975
Time of Sighting: Around Noon PDT
Description: Nearly 250 witnesses saw a silver flying saucer. Many motorists stopped to view the object. The saucer was first sighted over the Willamette River just above the treeline. The object moved to the east, vanished briefly and reappeared. The object was visible for 10 to 15 minutes. The object shot straight up and vanished in 1 to 1.5 seconds without making a sound. The object was smooth and contained no visible rivets. (See sketch of object above prepared by witness.)
The witness reporting the sighting called the airport and was told that no planes were in the area and advised calling the police. The police were called and said that they received over 250 reports. The witness has not seen any coverage of this incident in any UFO documentaries.
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