An Oregon witness driving southbound along 7th Street in Springfield reported watching what appeared to be two lights on a single object that descended under 500 feet and moved directly overhead, according to April 11, 2014, testimony in Case 55378 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was returning home about 8:56 p.m. on April 7, 2014, when the lights were first seen near a mountain range about two miles away.
"There was a bright light just above the mountains that appeared to be stationary," the witness stated. "It was white with a blue undertone; very bright and constant, with no pulsing or blinking. It looked just like a street light, only centered over the road. When I came to a stop sign, the light was elevating very slowly; or so I thought. It was just moving towards me and gave the illusion it was rising."
The object moved closer to the witness.
"Upon approach, it became obvious that there were in fact two lights of the same color; side-by-side. I would guess they were two lights on one vehicle. I came to the Main Street stop sign and watched."
The object moved directly overhead.
"Watching through the T-tops of my Trans Am, I then opened my door and stuck my head out. It was extremely quiet with only a wispy, static, electrical-type hissing sound. It was subtle, and almost inaudible. It was then that I could see a ring; a halo right dead center of the two lights. I was looking at the underbelly of this object. The ring was barely noticeable and not illuminated. It just looked gray in comparison to the night sky, and the bright white/blue lights flanking the ring. It passed over very slowly and deliberately."
The witness believes the object was very close to the ground.
"I got the sense this was close to the ground; closer than an airplane on approach anyway. I could see no outline of a craft, which makes me think the object was black. A honk from the car behind me had me shutting my door and driving on. It was about three minutes from the time I spotted the object until it flew directly over me and I drove away. Like I said, it seemed to be an active night as I'd seen other lights in the sky doing 'other than normal' things."
Springfield is a city in Lane County, OR, population 59,403. Oregon MUFON is investigating.