Date of Sighting: August 19, 2009
Location of Sighting: Sisters, Oregon
Shape(s) of UFO(s) (If Known): Looked like a bright star – a bit larger perhaps. Emitted a bright light in 4 beams.
Color(s) of UFO(s) (If Known): White
Number of UFO(s) (If Known): 1
Distance of UFO(s) in sky (If Known): edge of atmosphere
Direction of Travel for UFO(s) (If Known): west to east
Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): other stars were dimmer, since it was nearly dawn – maybe 4:30 AM. Abut the size and brightness fo a reall bright sar – like the evening star or northstar at their brightest.
Further Description of Sighting: We were camping, my dog barked at something, waking me up. Our tent has a net roof, so we can see whole sky. It was neary dawn, and only the brightest stars were still visible (maybe 4:30 AM?). The sky was noticeably lighter near the eatern horizon.
I was waiting to go back to sleep when I noticed a star-like object that was brighter and closer than the other stars and was traveling straight and steady west to east across the sky. The speed was like an airplane, only no flashing lights like a plane would have (and no noise).
As it reached the 45 degree angle point in the eastern part of the sky, it suddenly stopped moving and got MUCH brighter. It also briefly emitted 4 beams of white light off each corner – this only lasted about 1-2 seconds.
Then it started to move again, only it now looked like it was falling toward the north east, at a slightly different trajectory than before. As it “fell” it got dimmer and dimmer until it almost was redddish and very dim and small near the horizon.
I woke my husband up to take a look at the point it stopped. He couldn’t get his glasses on in time to see the object get brighter and emit the light, but he did see it “falling” towards the eastern horizon as it got dimmer. We both watched it until it was gone. I think it was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen in the sky. I am guessing it was a meteor or satelitte that hit the atmosphere and burned up….??
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