Last updated on June 1, 2024

Oregon UFO Sightings in 1969

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Oregon during 1969.

How many Oregon UFO sightings were there in 1969?

  • There were 4 officially reported UFO sightings in Oregon in 1969.
  • In 1969, Oregon ranked #16 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Oregon ranks #8 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 1969, with an average of 0.23 reports per 100,000 residents.

Oregon Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 1969

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Portland, OR 2 UFO Reports
2 Wasco, OR 1 UFO Reports
3 Christmas Valley, OR 1 UFO Reports

Oregon UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 4 UFO sighting reports in Oregon from 1969 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Oregon UFO Sighting Reports in 1969

This is a sampling of 20 Oregon UFO reports from 1969, presented as they were submitted other than paragraph breaks added for easier readability where necessary.

You can click the 'Report' link to view the original report along with any photos that may have been submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

Portland, OR

Full Report Text:

The cigar shaped crafts unusual attitude is something I have never seen repeated with any modern aircraft past or Age at time of sighting: Age 12 Location: Portland, Oregon Viewpoint: SE 53rd Street between Burnside and Stark St. Location of object or perceived location: Over Portland West hills, at a starting altitude estimated at 4000 AGL moving at a 45-degree angle (from the horizon). Movement appeared to be from South to North at a speed I would now estimate at no more than 55 knots.

I calculate the speed by using other more common references such as identifiable aircraft I have seen in the same vicinity on other days. The object I observed and the object / crafts unusual attitude is something I have never seen repeated with any modern aircraft past or present. Description of object: Cigar shaped (ends pointed), dimensional measurements estimated as follows – Length 250’, 30’ girth, color a dark gray, almost black.

Detail of sighting: On the day of the UFO sighting, 3 friends and I where playing football in my parent’s backyard, I was the first to notice the object. My friends where more interested in playing football rather then studying the anomaly which I alerted them all to … I can remember one of my friends stating after looking at the object that it must be an aircraft banking and thus no visible empennage or wings. I continued to watch more intently after the friend’s suggestion and waiting for what seemed to be about 2 minuets as to view the craft turn and expose some identifiable surface.

However I did not notice any change in the flight path of the object nor view any recognizable aircraft surfaces. In fact the angel of the object and its assent seemed so unusual I thought perhaps the object was a blimp, but I concluded that was not logical seeing its shape, speed, lack of identifiable markings, attitude and size. After about a total of 3-1/2 minutes I turned to my friends again to explain to them my thoughts and when I turned back the object was gone.

The last point I saw the object put it in the clear of clouds and its disappearance in just an instant still amazes me even today. ((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD)).

10/15/69 1:00 PM

UFO Shape: cigar

Lasted: 3-1/2

Report

Wasco, OR

Full Report Text:

I saw the craft almost stationary about 75 yards out; and 75 yards high .I looked at for about one minute then ran back to our house to get a camera .To slow I was about 14 years old at that time.

It was on a Sunday;the town was quit like most sundays mornings. I was out feeding my brothers dog. Looked up and there it was.

It made no noise. It was between our back fence and the state highway . The highway was less than 100 yards.

I guess it to be 75 yards out and 75 up . What it look like:It was round like a frisby .Take take the outer edge of a frisby it is inch to inch and one half wide.

The craft outer edge was 3 to 4 feet wide. Also the outer edge must have been paneled off;there was a light moveing around the craft; frome one panel to the next. Take a frisby put a bowl on top then put one small one on the bottom .

I watch it for about one minute made arun to the house to get a camera. By the time mom came out with it it moved off to the east at the same hight. The camea was old; time she got it ready it was gone.

The weather was clearand sunny like it is most days in the summer in eastern Oregon. Now it could have been U.S.

Air Force air craft or something from Russia. Or a UFO because there is no swamp gas in Easter Oregon.

07/15/69 9:00 AM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: About 2 min.

Report

Christmas Valley, OR

Full Report Text:

We saw three silent silver colored disks zoom in from different directions, instantly stop, hover, and then zip off. We saw three silent silver colored disks which came from three different directions. They zoomed in very fast ,at different times, instantly stopped,hovered above us (evenly spaced), for about a minute and zoomed off together and were gone in a blink of an eye.

We lost 4 to 5 hours somewhere and returned home. ((NUFORC Note: This is one of three seemingly credible reports of overt sightings of a UFO by the same witness. The witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate.

We have assigned an arbitrary date above. PD)).

06/30/69 12:00 PM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: 5 min.

Report

Portland, OR

Full Report Text:

WE WERE CLOSE ENOUGHT TO THROW ROCKS AT THEM WE WERE CONCERNED THAT THEY SEEN US I WAS SCARED ME AND A FRIEND WERE SLEEPING OUTSIDE ONE SUMMER NITE WHEN WE SEEN WHAT LOOKED LIKE A COMERCIAL AIRLINER COMING TOWARD USAT ABOUT 500' AND A 1/4 MILE AWAY. WE COULD ONLY SEE WHAT LOOKED LIKE 5 LITES IN A V FORMATION NO NOISE WE WERE GETTING WORRIED THAT IT WOULD CRASH RIGHT ON TOP OF US WHEN THE LITES WENT INTO A STRAIGHT LINE AND DROPPED DOWN TO ABOUT 30' AND TURNED NORTH 200 ' NEXT TO USTHEY WENT IN A SINGLE FILE LINE. BY THE WAY THIS IS A 4 ACRE FIELD THEY ARE FLYING OVER, THEY HAD A BLUEISH GREEN LITE UNDER THEM .

THE CRAFTS WERE ABOUT 30' IN DIA.THEY HAD SMALL WINDOWS BUT WE COULD SEE A FIGURE IN EACH ONE OF THEM AS THEY PASSED BY.AS THE LAST ONE WENT BY THEY TOOK OFF AT ABOUT A 30 DEG ANGLE AND VANISHED WITHIN 5 SECONDS INTO THE STARS LEAVING A SHORT TRAIL OF LITE.

MOST DEFINTLY A UFO AND TRAVELING CLOSE IF NOT LIGHT SPEED. I WAS ABOUT 15 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME AND MY FRIEND AND I DID NOT SAY A WORD ABOUT IT TO EACH OTHER, BUT WENT INTO THE HOUSE.I GUESS I WAS A LITTLE SCARED WE ARE BOTH 47 NOW AND STILL HAVE NOT TALKED TO EACH OTHER ABOUT THAT NITE.

BUT HE HAS TOLD THE SAME STORY THAT I HAVE TO OTHER FRIENDS OF OURS .WITH OUT A DOUBT THERE IS MOST DEFINTLY OTER LIFE OUT THERE MUCH MUCH MORE INTELLIGENT THEN US.

06/10/69 1:00 AM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: 3 MIN

Report

Oregon UFO Sightings From 1969 By Shape

This is a standardized set of shapes a UFO report can be filed under.

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Disk 3 reported sightings 75.00% of all reports
Cigar 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 1969 By Month

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the month the sighting occured in.

Month Sightings % Of Total
June 2 reported sightings 50.00% of all reports
July 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
October 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 1969 By Weekday

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the day of the week the sighting occured on.

Weekday Sightings % Of Total
Tuesday 2 reported sightings 50.00% of all reports
Monday 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
Wednesday 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 1969 By Date (Top 5)

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the date the sighting occured on, limited to the top 5 dates with the most sightings.

Date Sightings % Of Total
07/15/69 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
06/10/69 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
06/30/69 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
10/15/69 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 1969 By Time

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the time of day the sighting occured during. We took logical 4 hour windows in order to split the day into early morning, morning, afternoon, evening, night, and late night buckets for this analysis.

Time Of Day Hours Sightings % Of Total
Afternoon 12:00 - 15:59 2 reported sightings 50.00% of all reports
Morning 08:00 - 11:59 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
Late night 00:00 - 03:59 1 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports

All Oregon Cities with reported UFO sightings in 1969

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Oregon, in 1969

City Number of Reports View Reports
Portland 2 UFO Reports Portland UFO Sightings in 1969
Wasco 1 UFO Reports Wasco UFO Sightings in 1969
Christmas Valley 1 UFO Reports Christmas Valley UFO Sightings in 1969

Other Years with Reported UFO Sightings in Oregon

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports are filed per year in Oregon.

Year Number of Reports View Reports
2024 11 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2024
2023 95 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2023
2022 99 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2022
2021 97 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2021
2020 241 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2020
2019 134 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2019
2018 101 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2018
2017 127 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2017
2016 171 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2016
2015 216 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2015
2014 228 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2014
2013 189 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2013
2012 181 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2012
2011 116 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2011
2010 85 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2010
2009 80 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2009
2008 93 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2008
2007 113 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2007
2006 79 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2006
2005 108 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2005
2004 93 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2004
2003 94 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2003
2002 97 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2002
2001 116 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2001
2000 99 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 2000
1999 106 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1999
1998 59 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1998
1997 39 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1997
1996 29 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1996
1995 74 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1995
1994 12 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1994
1993 6 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1993
1992 6 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1992
1991 5 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1991
1990 6 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1990
1989 7 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1989
1988 3 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1988
1987 5 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1987
1986 3 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1986
1985 6 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1985
1984 3 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1984
1983 3 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1983
1982 1 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1982
1981 8 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1981
1980 6 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1980
1979 5 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1979
1978 7 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1978
1977 7 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1977
1976 6 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1976
1975 2 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1975
1974 3 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1974
1973 3 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1973
1972 4 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1972
1971 2 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1971
1970 2 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1970
1969 4 UFO Reports Oregon UFO Sightings in 1969