|Witness Drawing (Credit: MUFON)|
An Oregon witness at Canby was reminded of the 1997 Phoenix Lights case when he saw five lights crossing the sky in a V-formation about 6:30 p.m. on January 20, 2015, according to testimony in Case 62776 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The reporting witness describes being in his backyard attempting to see the comet Lovejoy when the object first came into view.
“I was sitting in a zero gravity lawn chair with a patio steel chair sitting in front of me to steady my binoculars for better viewing of the comet,” the witness stated. “I could see satellites, and airplanes, but no comet.”
Frustrated at not seeing the comet, his girlfriend came outside to join him.
“Obama was giving his speech and talking about two years of free college (a good time reference). I shrugged her comments off and expressed my frustrations with not being able to find this comet, pointing out where I believed it was and where I was told it would be, pointing things out in the sky. I pointed out the star formation Pleiades and then I pointed out a satellite close by and started scanning the sky for more things I could point out to her.”
But then the unusual object was seen.
“Gazing into the northwest, something caught my eye. My thought process went as follows – satellite, shooting stars, to an actual object bigger than I have ever seen before.”
The witness screamed to his girlfriend to look at the object.
“I was seeing five lights in a V-shape pattern closely followed by six or seven lights of the same frequency and size. The V-shape was one single, large object, dark enough to see through the clouds and blocking starlight as it passed. It was amazing and short lived.”