My experience (from a 2013 post):
An interesting thing happened to me on May 14, 2010. That whole week I had been driving from Eugene, Oregon to work in Lake Oswego, Oregon (USA) in the morning and then driving back to Eugene after work (on I-5, 11o miles); my dad had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was undergoing medical procedures that week, so I wanted to be there to be supportive. That Friday, May 14, I was driving back to Eugene and witnessed something extraordinary. Everything was lush and the trees were thick, but as I neared milepost 270 the trees gave way to pastures and I could look out West, to the mountains. As I looked West I was shocked to notice five bright round lights in a row (spaced evenly) that appeared to hover over the mountains in the distance; they were at a slight angle to the horizon, 5 degrees or so off the horizontal. As I continued to look (awestruck), I noticed that the lights dimmed slightly and were actually metallic spheres; the top of each sphere slightly reflected the blue light of the sky. The spheres seemed to have been large, perhaps 30 to 40 feet across to appear as large as they did from my perspective. The spheres hovered there in a row glowing slightly, seeming to slightly bob in the air for about fifteen seconds or so, and then seemed to slowly disappear from right to left, as I drove on; I was shocked. Ten seconds later, all five spheres reappeared, this time much closer, and nearer to I-5, but up in the sky, apparently jumping from the mountains to the West to that location. This time all five spheres glowed brightly red, and were in a slightly different configuration; four were in a line at a slight angle to the horizon, while one was a bit lower, kind of a lopsided triangle formation –this lasted for about ten seconds, then all disappeared again. I was completely shocked by the experience and didn’t mention it to my parents until the following evening. Doing a little research online later, I discovered that that Friday had been the first night of the McMinnville UFO festival, where Stanton Friedman was speaking. Initially I was confused and thought I saw the objects near Salem (that error is still on the Mufon site, I need to contact them). Later I drove the stretch and recognized certain trees and landmarks, and I googled a map of Oregon to pinpoint where I had seen the objects; drawing a line west from that point on I-5 towards the spot where I saw them, directly intersected McMinnville, actually very near the Trent farm (a co-worker grew up right next to them) –the objects were near or directly over McMinnville that evening. You can imagine how I felt upon discovering that fact… I called MUFON, and was interviewed by investigators –there was and still is no conventional explanation for what I experienced that Friday. I'd love to take a lie detector test. I was very disturbed by the whole affair.
I only just a few weeks ago ran into this Roseburg sighting of obviously my objects after years of scouring the Internet. Ran into it BY CHANCE, because the filer had cataloged it as a "rectangle". because he thought the lights were part of a single object, just as my mind wanted too, until they re-appeared in the Leeroy Chiao echelon formation, like my avatar.. (Could still be "one" object though..). So there ya go. [/QUOTE] Occurred : 10/20/2010 00:10 (Entered as : 10/20/10 00:10)
Reported: 7/30/2011 6:15:29 PM 18:15
Location: Roseburg, OR
5 round white lights hovering over I-5.
Driving south on I-5 in Roseburg at 1205 at night I saw 5 very large round white lights in a long row floating in air about 300 feet up. They were even with top of hill and extended out of river. I could not understand what they were since it was silently hovering there. Others were pulled over on side of highway looking at it. As I got closer it started to float north above I-5. As it passed over me I could not see the stars or clouds between the lights so I believe it was a long solid object with the 5 lights. The lights did not illuminate the ground or send out a beam like a car light.
It continued to head north above the highway.
I am in law enforcement and my husband is an ex air force pilot. We have observed planes of every description as a hobby and I know that this was nothing either of us have seen before.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))
((NUFORC Note: Report from law enforcement officer. PD))
Roseburg is about 150 mi!es south from my sighting.
An interesting thing about observations and paradigms:
I only just a few weeks ago ran into this Roseburg sighting of obviously my objects after years of scouring the Internet. Ran into it BY CHANCE, because the filer had cataloged it as a "rectangle". because he thought the lights were part of a single object, just as my mind wanted too, until they re-appeared in the Leeroy Chiao echelon formation, like my avatar.. (Could still be "one" object though..). So there ya go.
I heard about that yesterday and commented in a few places online. No doubt, you noticed The Alien Plan for Earth has a much different, or unique take on Friedman. Like so much else, he sought to increase belief in the reality of ETs (acclimation) while at the same time hiding contact. The book says the whole point of his Roswell writings was to put a spotlight on the debris field while ignoring the site where ETs—one viable—arrived to initiate secret relations.
"Since 2015, dozens of Navy F-18 fighter jets have encountered unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAPs) — once commonly referred to as UFOs — off the East Coast of the United States, some not far from the nation’s capital. Encounters have been reported by other military aircraft and civilian airliners elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad, too, including videos shot by airline passengers."
"Could these crafts be…ours?
The first question all of us have asked when we've seen the information is: Could this possibly be one of our own programs, a highly classified U.S. test program?
I served in a capacity in which it was my job to conduct oversight of our black programs, and never saw anything of this kind on the books. Moreover, I was once actually specifically asked to determine whether we had a capability along these lines, in response to a query from the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Bobby Byrd.
I ran that all the way up the flagpole with the Air Force and others, and believe me, everyone respected Senator Byrd. No one was going to lie to him and risk his wrath. And the answer was, “Absolutely not. We don’t have a super-secret black triangle that can go at hypersonic speeds and all that sort of thing.”
Secondly, a technology like this is so radical, it can't just appear out of nowhere. There have to be facilities, there has to have been research and development, a prototype. We don't see any evidence of that anywhere.
Thirdly, these aircraft are being observed operating in and around carrier battle groups that are armed with air-to-air missiles and so forth. We never, to my knowledge, put at risk those personnel—or test personnel—by flying them in an uncoordinated manner against carrier battle groups. That's just not how we operate."