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UFO Sighting Report


October, 1993


Bend, Oregon, Oregon, United States


3 flying balls? of light. Small and close by. No sound.

Date Reported:

7/8/2013 11:11:11 AM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



45 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Small balls of light 1-3 meters in diameter. Yellow light, gliding smoothly but flying erratically in terms of position.

Size of Object(s)

Thumbs width, approx. 1-3 meters in diameter only.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Woods 40 or so miles from town. Military helicopters had been flying around the area the few days preceding. We saw one during our hike that day heading in the general direction of the sighting later that day.

Full Description & Details

Dark. Just got off the trail. Leaning against truck, starting our first beer. Boyfriend said, 'What is THAT?'. We saw a ball of light and was not sure how big or how far until it dipped behind the trees and we realized it was quite close. It moved erratically then descended into the forest. We talked about it for a while and were just about to explain it away when the second one appeared. It also glided around haphazardly and then descended into the same spot in the forest, which was beyond our view. We talked some more and then decided that maybe it was a plane far away and the wind in the trees was making it appear to move erratically. Then a plane did fly over, very high in the sky and we realized the two balls of light did not seem anything like a plane. Then, as the sound from the plane caught up to us, it suddenly dawn on us that the things we saw made absolutely NO SOUND. Waited a while more and were about to leave when a third one came in from another direction. It floated for a while too. We heard a big Mac? truck go by on the main road (Cascade Lake HWY). While the truck was going by the ball of light halted and was perfectly still and started to blink a tiny light off to the side as if trying to appear like a plane to the truck driver. Once the truck went by it descended into the forest just like the others. We concluded that whatever these things were, they were not aware we were there. We decided to leave as my boyfriend was worried about getting back to help his handicapped dad.

The next day my brother came to visit me at Cultus Lake Resort; he was in the area to the south on a Rogue River trip.. I told him about what I saw, assuming he'd think I was nuts, because we were raised by scientists/doctors. Instead he said that the same night people on his rafting trip saw something very similar/the same. He did not see it directly, but he saw the light given off of it reflected on his girlfriend's face as she was watching it.

Years later I saw something similar at dusk in the eastern Sierras east of Susan-ville. I was the only witness.

We were all in our late twenties and early thirties at the time. No history of hallucinations for ay of us. Thanks for listening.

Incidentally, as we left we saw a dirt road heading in the direction of the landing sight. Like a bad B movie we took that road. Did not see anything from the road. Followed the logging road until we came to a spot we recognized and then went back to Cultus Lake. Went back the next day to walk over the place we thought they might have landed. It was logged, filled with brush piles, some of the wood was burned, but it did not look like a forest service control burn.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?


Witness Background

Archaeology instructor at a community college.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Open minded but had not read much about it. No serious inquiries into famous sightings.

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