- Hi There. The sunrise was beautiful sunday morning [10/3/04].
As I drove to walk my dog along the Columbia River, heading east in the
direction of Mt. Hood [across from Portland, Oregon] I could clearly see
a lighted object on the horizon which was large and unlike anything I had
ever seen before. Although PDX is close by, the commercial jets flying
past this object [much higher not visible in this shot] were leaving small
contrails and looked nothing like this object. When we arrived to the dike
to walk the five miles heading east, the object gradually moved off to
the east and disappeared behind the mountainous hills in the Columbia Gorge.
Unfotuantely, the only camera on me was my Coolpix 3700. I zoomed way out
and so the quality of this photo is grainy.
- This community was waiting for Mt. St. Helen's to erupt
again that morning. I was happy to catch this strange light instead.
- Rebecca Richardson
- Greetings, Jeff
- I witnessed this object last night,(or something extremely
similar) from my mountain vantage point in the South Central Washington
Cascades. There were several other objects of similar intensity to the
west of my location, Lat.46.40 N, Long.120.543 W.
- I contacted fellow STA Agent, Freedom, (Bonnie) by email
last night in order to obtain a second verification of the sightings.
- The Sky last night was exceptionally unusual in that
many of the "twinkler-like" objects appeared to be absent. Additionally,
there were a series of intense early evening cloud formations that I cannot
recall ever having seen in this area.
- However, outside the spectacular vista of the planets,
these flaming objects were ubiquitous. Later in the evening, they appeared
to be more intensely "White" and large, than "flaming."
- By the way, Saturn was so unusually brilliant that one
could nearly discern the rings without any optical aids. Even through
a pair of 35X7 binoculars, the rings stood out exceptionally well. This,
despite heavy chemtrail spraying earlier in the evening. Through the Telescope
Saturn was spectacular! Additionally, through the telescope, the "flaming"
object to the South east, moved at such a rate of speed that it was difficult
to continue to track via the scope. My original estimate of the location
of the object when first sighted from my position, was: 110 degrees S of
E, and 25 degrees of Azimuth.
- From my viewpoint, that would place it over the Columbia
River or north Central Oregon, somewhere between the towns of Wasco and