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January 1945, Pasco — A fireball on thee separate nights buzzes the Hanford plutonium production plant. Members of the Navy Hellcat F6F fighter squadron in Pasco tried to intercept a fireball over the facility. The bright object evaded the planes and zipped away.

Source: Robert Hastings (www.ufohastings.com)

June 24, 1947, Mount Rainer, Washington — Birth of the flying saucer age

Kenneth Arnold, Boise businessman, saw nine crescent-shaped craft near peaks in the Cascade Mountains in Washington. He told his story the next day to East Oregonian reporters in Pendleton, who sent a short piece to the news wire that afternoon and had it in the evening paper. The news led to the phrase “flying saucer,” front-page headlines nationwide and launched modern UFO culture.

Sources: East Oregonian and others

May 24, 1949, near the mouth of the Rogue River — Five anglers about 2 miles from the mouth of the Rogue River saw a shiny, metal, saucer-shaped object in the sky. They estimated the object was a mile or more away and about 5,000 feet in the air. They saw it with the naked eye and binoculars. Two of the witnesses worked at the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory for the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, the precursor to NASA. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations looked into the sighting, and subsequent independent investigations report it as a true UFO.

Source: National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (www.nicap.org)

May 11, 1950, near Sheridan — Evelyn Trent went to feed rabbits at the farmhouse she and her husband, Paul Trent, owned outside Sheridan, about nine miles from McMinnville, when she said she saw a large, metallic disc hovering nearby. Paul Trent snapped two pictures. Ufologists consider the photos some of the most credible evidence of flying saucers, while skeptics argue they are fakes. Portland-based craft brewer McMenamins in 2000 founded a UFO festival to honor the event. The four-day festival in May now draws about 10,000 people to McMinnville.

Sources: multiple

Sept. 24, 1959, Redmond — Redmond police officer Robert Dickerson and Federal Aviation Administration employee Laverne Wertz see a bright, reddish object hovering 200 feet above the ground. Wertz contacted the Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center, which had the object on radar. Wertz and possibly a third witness see long yellow and red flames from the bottom of the object as it rises into the sky.

Sources: National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (www.nicap.org) and the National UFO Reporting Center (www.nuforc.org)

Feb. 25, 1999, Longview, Washington — Fourteen forestry workers witness a horseshoe-shaped object lift an adult elk out of the forest and fly off with the dead or unconscious animal.

Source: National UFO Reporting Center (www.nuforc.org)

Sept. 27, 2000, Challis, Idaho – Three hunters, all experienced outdoorsmen, see a gigantic, triangular craft pass over their campsite. Two look at it through binoculars.

Sources: National UFO Reporting Center (www.nuforc.org) and UFO Evidence (www.ufoevidence.org)

Feb. 19, 2015, Arlington, Oregon — A driver on Interstate 84 westbound watches what he described as a “small domed craft” about half the size of a train car flying 10-15 feet above the Columbia River for about 10-12 seconds, then in took off into the sky. He parked in Arlington right after the sighting, called his family about it and sketched what he saw.

Source: National UFO Reporting Center (www.nuforc.org)


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