Sighting Reports 2011Man Sees "Beautiful" Dark Oblong Object With Yellow Lights
Move Slowly in Night Sky.
Date of Sighting: November 20, 2011
Description: I was camping at Barview Park on Saturday night, the 20th. I needed to answer nature's call, and stepped outside. It was extremely clear and cold, around 27 degrees Fahrenheit. The moon hadn't cleared the tree line to the east. As I faced the north, towards Rockaway Beach, (Oregon), I immediately saw an incredibly beautiful object beyond some trees. As it was 3:00 AM and the sky was still dark, it was difficult to tell how far away the object was. It was oblong and dark, with multiple yellow lights wrapping the midline. One in the center was the largest, and smaller lights continued on each side of it, ranging in size from large to small, and placed in a way that gave a sense of a moving, wavy line as the lights increased in intensity from right to left. There was a red light on the top, which strobed rapidly. It moved slowly to the left, behind a tree. I stepped to my right to try to keep track of it , and suddenly the entire sky flashed, similar to a camera flash. It was startling, and as I recovered, I saw that the object was gone. I heard no sound, other than the surf, but as it may have been upwind of me, that may be meaningless. When daylight came, I estimated that it had been perhaps a mile or less away, over a nearby lake. I don't know how high it was or how large. It didn't frighten me at all; rather, I was left with a sense of joy, and I fell asleep quickly. I don't use illegal drugs, and had no alcohol to drink the previous evening. I'm no artist at all, but I have attached a very crude drawing to give you an idea of what it was like. There were many, many more lights than I have depicted, and the sky was packed full of stars.