Last updated on June 1, 2024

Oregon UFO Sightings in 1992

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Oregon during 1992.

How many Oregon UFO sightings were there in 1992?

  • There were 6 officially reported UFO sightings in Oregon in 1992.
  • In 1992, Oregon ranked #16 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Oregon ranks #10 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 1992, with an average of 0.21 reports per 100,000 residents.

Oregon Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 1992

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Wilsonville, OR 1 UFO Reports
2 Tigard, OR 1 UFO Reports
3 Grants Pass, OR 1 UFO Reports
4 Lakeview, OR 1 UFO Reports
5 Ashland, OR 1 UFO Reports

Oregon UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 6 UFO sighting reports in Oregon from 1992 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Oregon UFO Sighting Reports in 1992

This is a sampling of 20 Oregon UFO reports from 1992, 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).

Wilsonville, OR

Full Report Text:

Woman repts. seeing "round, flashing lights" moving S to N while in hospital.

10/15/92 6:50 AM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 15 sec.

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Ashland, OR

Full Report Text:

Object explodes entering the atmosphere. The first Wednesday of September 1992, a friend and I were disassembling a satellite dish just outside of Ashland, Oregon. At twilight, I noticed a bright object in the southern sky moving slowly east to west.

I pointed it out to my friend. As we watched the object it began to leave a tail like a comet. I realized something was entering the atmosphere from space and friction was heating it up causing the tail.

The object got very bright and the tail very long when suddenly the object exploded. It created the most amazing display not unlike a firework only much larger. The explosion made a spherical pattern of particles tens of miles wide that twinkled brightly and then dissipated .

I contacted air traffic control at the Medford Airport and San Francisco Airport. They said there was no record of any such event. If ATC missed it their radar was malfunctioning.

That's not likely, but lying about their records wouldn't surprise me.

09/02/92 8:30 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 2 minutes

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Tigard, OR

Full Report Text:

Lights 8-10 'v' shaped gliding across sky, no sound, gigantic, blacked out sky so no stars or planes could be seen. Visiting my daughter in Tigard, Oregon to attend wedding and babysit while she went on honeymoon. The evening of August 16, 1992 I went out on the patio to smoke a cigarette.

I was looking at the stars and watching planes fly overhead. Then the sky suddenly became black--no stars, no planes. Then the lights appeared--8 to 10 'v' shaped lights that appeared ahead of the blackness.

The lights and blackness slowly glided overhead in a westerly direction towards Portland, Oregon. This thing was gigantic and I did not detect any sound as it passed overhead. It was not moving fast like the airplanes I had seen just a few moments before, it was moving very slow.

I got up and started to walk across the backyard in the direction the lights were travelling, then the lights disappeared as if they had tilted upward, a few seconds later the stars and planes reappeared as if nothing had been there. No light trails, nothing. I was 51 at the time, not drinking, do not use drugs, not known to halucinate, divorced, owned my own business, two children at home.

I called my aunt who lives in the area the next day and told her what I had seen, also my granddaughter, and daughter's tenant.

08/16/92 10:30 PM

UFO Shape: unknown

Lasted: 1-2 minutes

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Lakeview, OR

Full Report Text:

close to a mile wide saucer with windows seen in Southern Oregon in 1992 at dusk. I was sitting on the corral gate, feeding the 2 horses apples. I was facing east as the sun was going down in the west behind me.

The ranch sits on 360 acres with the house next to the road. The town is 15 miles due east and the international airport lies 7 miles from the edge of town and 8 miles from ranch. Goose Lake is about 10 miles to the southeast.

I looked up and to the east, about 7 miles away, I estimate, was a large (judging by how far away it was I estimate that the saucer was almost a mile wide) saucer hovering. No sound, no movement except the middle part was slowly rotating. As it did, windows appeared (7 of them in all) all a bright orange and the rest of ship was a dark brown.

I slowly got down from gate of fence and backed away then ran the 100ft to side door of house to get my binoculars! 30 seconds I was out the door and the ship was gone.I waited 2 hours till dark looking, nothing. The next day, after work, we went to town and stopped at the local bar.

I ran into someone and I was about to tell her what I saw last night when she said, "I saw the strangest thing last night!" So I let her tell me. She said., "I was out side having a cig, when all of a sudden, this giant thing in the sky, real low, right above me moved past slowly.

It seemed to take forever.my cig burned down to the nubs lol" She continued to say there were "lights all over it in red and white and orange with some texture on bottom of craft". Then she was able to see the ship at a distance and described it just as I had here.

She agreed that it had to be close to a mile wide. ((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD)).

08/15/92 8:30 PM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: 5 minutes

Report

Aumsville, OR

Full Report Text:

Triangle low altitude slow moving. Triangle black hovering/flying continuous speed approx 20-30 mph sustained altitude approx 400 feet North to South above 10835 James Way Aumsville. Same day as Portland Oregon air show.

06/24/92 9:00 PM

UFO Shape: triangle

Lasted: 8 seconds

Report

Grants Pass, OR

Full Report Text:

Going across sky. Thought it was airplane at first.until it started melting.

Had just gotten home and was outside smoking a cigarette when I saw a light going across the sky. I thought it was a plane. It stopped all of a sudden and just stayed there.

All of a sudden it turned bright red and appeared to be on fire. It started dripping like plastic would if heated. I ran in and called 911 because I still thought it was an airplane.

The operator thought I was a crank call. She put me on hold for about 2 minutes and got back online and asked me to tell her exactly what I was seeing. I explained it to her and she told me that she had about 50 other calls coming in on the same thing.

My husband at the time was out video-taping it. She asked me if she could have the fire department come over to look at the tape. The fire chief arrived and watched the tape and shook his head and asked what we thought of ufo's.

02/01/92 8:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 10 minutes

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Oregon UFO Sightings From 1992 By Shape

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

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Light 2 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Unknown 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
Disk 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
Circle 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
Triangle 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 1992 By Month

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

Month Sightings % Of Total
August 2 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
February 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
September 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
October 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
June 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 1992 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
Saturday 2 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Wednesday 2 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Sunday 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
Thursday 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 1992 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
09/02/92 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
06/24/92 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
10/15/92 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
08/16/92 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports
02/01/92 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 1992 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
Night 20:00 - 23:59 5 reported sightings 83.33% of all reports
Early morning 04:00 - 07:59 1 reported sightings 16.67% of all reports

All Oregon Cities with reported UFO sightings in 1992

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Oregon, in 1992

City Number of Reports View Reports
Wilsonville 1 UFO Reports Wilsonville UFO Sightings in 1992
Tigard 1 UFO Reports Tigard UFO Sightings in 1992
Grants Pass 1 UFO Reports Grants Pass UFO Sightings in 1992
Lakeview 1 UFO Reports Lakeview UFO Sightings in 1992
Ashland 1 UFO Reports Ashland UFO Sightings in 1992
Aumsville 1 UFO Reports Aumsville UFO Sightings in 1992

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