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Oregon UFO Sightings in 2001

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Oregon during 2001.

How many Oregon UFO sightings were there in 2001?

  • There were 116 officially reported UFO sightings in Oregon in 2001.
  • In 2001, Oregon ranked #7 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Oregon ranks #3 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 2001, with an average of 3.39 reports per 100,000 residents.

Oregon Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 2001

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Portland, OR 21 UFO Reports
2 Hillsboro, OR 7 UFO Reports
3 Beaverton, OR 5 UFO Reports
4 Rogue River, OR 5 UFO Reports
5 Salem, OR 5 UFO Reports

Oregon UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 116 UFO sighting reports in Oregon from 2001 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Oregon UFO Sighting Reports in 2001

This is a sampling of 20 Oregon UFO reports from 2001, 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:

a flickering light, that changed color, and greww larger and started to throb when airplanes came near. A flickering light in the sky that has been there 2 nights in a row. It's to the south east of portland, Oregon.

When airplanes come close to the object the light grows larger and starts to throb.The color changes to purple to green to white. ((NUFORC Note: We suspect that a celestial body, a star or a planet, may be the cause of the sighting.


12/24/01 11:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 1 hour +


Astoria, OR

Full Report Text:

Eight small, silver- colored spherical objects over Columbia River I was talking on the phone, looking to the North, at the Columbia River. I noticed several small, silver objects in the sky. At first I thought they were balloons.

They were approximately as big around as a large pizza, from what I could see from 1/4 mile away. The objects were round/spherical and silver. Very shiny, the sun was out for a change and glinted off of them.

I think 3 of the objects were hovering or floating above the river/mooring basin. The height in the sky ranged from (guessing here,,,) 200 to 400 yards. The original 3 came from the West.

Then they were joined by 5 more. These seem to have come from the East. They hovered together.

I watched the trees and the bushes. There was not really much wind. Not enough to make balloons move that rapidly.

I don't know how fast they moved, but it was rapid and kind of decisive. I really thought they were balloons, did not pay a ton of attention until the group of 8 divided and 3 zipped over the hill, in a SW direction and the others zipped in an Easterly direction. The movement of these objects was not a bobbing or weaving, slow motion, as a balloon would move when tossed by the wind.

It was decisive, quick. Don't know what else to say except that I don't beleive they were balloons. ((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain semi-anonymous.


12/22/01 12:30 PM

UFO Shape: sphere

Lasted: 5 minutes


Grants Pass, OR

Full Report Text:

Very large triangular shaped UFO siting, North-West, outlined in blinking red lights I was driving to Eugene from Medford and happened to look up to the sky and through the clouds I saw a very large blinking red light. I thought it was just an airplane as I couldn't see it clearly at first, but I kept looking at it as I was surprised in the large amount of area it was lighting up. It was moving from North to West, now very rapidly, still blinking, then I saw its huge enormous size as it was blinking and realized that this wasn't an airplane, and had to be a ufo, no doubt in my mind.

Triangular shape, very large, moving down West closer down into the mountains, outlined in red blinking lights. I saw it out of the window as my mother was driving down the freeway.

12/15/01 6:10 PM

UFO Shape: triangle

Lasted: 5 minutes


Milwaukie, OR

Full Report Text:

High speed moving fireball fallow by a bright tail . I have seen on my security monitor's screen for a fraction of second a bright ball of light moving with high speed trough visible angle of the security video camera. The event has been recorded on tape by permanent recording system.

After that I clapped the event to separate the importance frames. The clip can be visibly on the internet. In my opinion the object looks like a meteorite.

The angle is almost parallel to the ground video camera B/W is at 3 feet high from the ground.

11/28/01 3:41 AM

UFO Shape: fireball

Lasted: 0.02 sec


Cornelius, OR

Full Report Text:

Large, low-flying rectangular object sighted 11/19 at 9:45 PM ((NUFORC Note: Paucity of information provided about sighting. Please see other report for January 08, 2002, from Mississippi. Apparently, two separate witnesses have submitted reports with identical wording for the Summary portion of their respective reports.

We will investigate. PD)).

11/19/01 9:45 PM

UFO Shape: rectangle

Lasted: 15 seconds


Portland, OR

Full Report Text:

Triangle shaped object drops from sky during meteor shower.possible abduction. 11/19/2001 2:30AM Portland, Or.

Triangle shaped craft We have received mail from a young man in Portland, who, while laying outside watching the meteor shower had a very unusual event occur involving a triangular shaped craft which dropped out of the sky to a position directly above him at an estimated distance of 15 to 20 feet. The craft was described as having a "red light like thing all the way around it and a black dome in the middle that turned white." He says there was no sound coming from the craft at all and, after what appeared to be about 5 minutes, it left as he heard the sound of a car coming in the distance.

OUFOR contacted this witness and gathered a few more details from him. These are his words. "During the 5 minutes that I lay there in surprise, I had a strange calmness come over me as well as a tingling feeling.

When the black dome became white is when the tingling occurred. It couldn't have been more than 5 minutes though that's what it seemed like. I ran into the house afterwards, but I didn't tell anyone because they would just laugh at me and say I'm full of it.

Nobody, including myself, believed in UFO's until that night. I have had dreams both nights since it has occurred, of the craft, and also I have seen aliens in these dreams, but that is probably my mind seeing pictures of things I've seen before and adding them in. The main reason I reported this is because I wanted to know if others saw the same.

" This now appears to be the third report of UFO activity in this area, the second of a triangular shaped craft seen during the meteor shower and the third from a sighting that was reported on August 1st which included two videos taken of the same craft on the same day. Analysis of that video have shown that this craft was found to be cruising the same area as this young mans physical address 3 months before his reported encounter which seems to be an abduction situation on the surface. Eric Byler - Oregon UFO Research.

((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to Eric Byler, of Oregon UFO Review, for submitting this report. The Oregon UFO Review website can be found at: . PD)).

11/19/01 2:30 AM

UFO Shape: triangle

Lasted: 5 minutes


Portland, OR

Full Report Text:

Two objects joined, then split apart and one released a small light. I saw two objects just after sunset as I was driving home.At first, they appeared to be airplanes, although they seemed to join together and form one large, hovering craft, about 2000 feet up.

Then, after about ten minutes, they split again. One advanced northward, and the other remained in a hover mode, perhaps advancing slightly northward. I then saw a very small light leave the remaining craft, and it fluttered downward erratically, kind of like a spark.

As I arrived home, this second craft advanced forward again, and I noticed it was shaped somewhat like a plane, but all the lighting was white and steady. There were no blinking red and greens that are normally seen on the wing and tail sections of a plane. As I watched it slowly move northward, it appeared not to have a body or shape.

It was as if lights were arrayed on an invisible craft.

11/18/01 5:15 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 15 minutes


Tualatin, OR

Full Report Text:

UFOs on The Night of The Shooting Stars three UFO sightings during the meteor shower of the other night: 3 light-orange neon-outlined triangles moving straight NE at 2:30a; one creamsicle-colored neon triangle gadding around like a moth near a lightbulb at 3:00a, and four similar-looking vehicles in a formation like the four-of-spades [without the stems] moving South to North @ 4:00a.

11/18/01 2:30 AM

UFO Shape: triangle

Lasted: 30 seconds


Florence, OR

Full Report Text:

Pulsating light follows car 9 miles in Oregon This is entered as reported to me from my girlfriend. She was driving in my car along HWY 101 near Coos Bay Oregon at around 1130pm, this is her normal work commute. She noticed a Bright pulsate white light above the car.

She looked a head of her and saw the object. She then was under the object and directly beneath it. It was high in the sky but she had to close the moon roof due to the distracting light.

The object followed her for about 9 miles. She could see the reflection of the pulsating light in the black paint of the car. Then before she entered the outskirts of Coos Bay it disappeared, not flying off, but vanished.

No missing time was found just this odd sighting. ((NUFORC Note: We do not know what the witness observed that night, but our first suspicion is the planet, Jupiter. It would be been very bright in the sky, and almost due south of the driver, I.

e. directly ahead of and above her vehicle. If there were not TWO bright objects in the sky, our guess would be she was being "followed" by Jupiter.

Many people have reported Jupiter and Venus to the National UFO Reporting Center. PD)).

11/15/01 11:30 PM

UFO Shape: unknown

Lasted: 9 Miles


Roseburg, OR

Full Report Text:

A red light to the north kinda a mass of light seen. leaves lots of people wondering My daughters came in from outside saying there is a strange light in the sky we went out and there was a dull red light kinda a mass looking thing across the sky to the north it was real red after about 15 min. it just faded away we called 911 and they said they had 100's of calls and were looking into it.

((NUFORC Note: Northern Lights reported for this night. PD)).

11/05/01 8:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 15 min


Springfield, OR

Full Report Text:

Going West to East I saw what was the beginning of a meteor breaking up and did not get a confirmation from my nearest airport as to a radar blip supporting my sighting. Thousands of Oregon Ducks fans were seated and assembled at Autzen Stadium at that time. Anybody else? ((e-address deleted)).

11/03/01 7:12 PM

UFO Shape: fireball

Lasted: 3sec


Klamath Falls, OR

Full Report Text:

Bright blue fireball, no train, then odd , slow movement in opposite direction of multi-lit object Was driving home from work about 9 pm local time briefly saw what appeared to be a bright blue fireball, only no train (tail) was visible. Object fell to my east from south to north at about 35 degree angle. Less than 2 minutes later an oddly lit object traveled from north to south from roughly the same area changing brightness and moving slowly.

I live a few miles from an Air Reserve Station (Kingsley Field) and have been watching and listening to much activity lately. This does not conform, no sounds heard, object less than 3 miles away at closest point.

10/25/01 9:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 5 minutes


Polk County, OR

Full Report Text:

Close encounter over roof in Polk County - submitted by OUFOR. ((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to Eric Byler, Oregon UFO Review, for sharing and submitting this very interesting report. Contact information for OUFOR appears below.

We believe the incident occurred on Monday night/Tuesday morning. Please see other reports for events over Puget Sound, Washington, for October 15, 2001. PD)) For the sake of anonymity, the witnesses' names will be Jack and Jill.

I met Jill in 1990. She was talked into contacting us by her mother over concerns that she may have been the object of abduction over the period of a lifetime.three times throughout her life, including 1990 when we first began keeping a file on her.

I was with MUFON at the time. I have become good friends with Jill and her husband Jack over the years and have had no reports of UFO activity involving her since that first meeting 11 years ago.that is until Monday, October 15th.

Around 7:30AM, Tuesday morning, I got a call from Jack. "Something happened last night" was what he said as I answered the phone. He handed the phone to Jill and she immediately began crying profusely and out of control as she attempted to tell of what happened.

I had to stop her twice to calm her down as I could not understand what she was saying. The night before, Jill and Jack went to bed at 9:30PM. At midnight, Jill was awakened to the dogs in the house "going nuts" and to a noise directly above the bedroom outside that was loud enough to vibrate the walls slightly with each pulse.

The noise was described by Jill as being the sound you hear when someone takes a large but thin piece of sheet metal and bows it in and out, making that sort of "whirring" or "whipping" noise that comes from the vibration.only this was higher in pitch, perfectly rythem'd, and many times louder, emanating from directly above the bedroom roof. She described her reaction as nothing less than total uncontrolled fear and panic.

The dogs in the house were loud and frantic in their reaction to the noise. During the two minutes that this took place, she was unable to wake Jack as he simply laid asleep, not responding to the deafening noise from above, the panic of the cats and dogs and the screams of Jill to wake up, accompanied by hits to the arm and slaps to the face. Then, the noise disappeared, the cats and dogs were quiet, and within 5 seconds, Jack opened his eyes to see Jill staring at him, holding the cat, with eyes swelled shut and red from crying.

"What?" Jack said. Jill reports that she was angry beyond words that Jack would not wake up during this but cannot understand why he didn't. Jack got out of bed, turned on the light and opened the bedroom window and listened but all was quiet.

He then turned off the TV which had been left on earlier. He turned off the light and went back to bed. Shortly after returning to bed, the chimes on the clock rang on the hour but the tones rang with an intermittent rhythm and backwards from what is normal.

Jack and Jill looked at one another, and again Jill began crying. Jill was unable to go to sleep for the rest of the evening. The next evening, I talked with them on the phone and had them go across the street to ask the neighbors if they had seen or heard anything but they were not home.

Jack and Jill live in a very rural part of the country with very few neighbors and a lot of forest around their home. On Wednesday morning, I called to check on Jill before she went to work as Jack had already left. I asked if they had bothered to look closely outside for any signs of broken trees around the house.

They had not. On the phone I had her go to the glass door that leads from the kitchen to the outside and look out and back toward the back of the house and above to see if she noticed anything. As she opened the door she looked out and yelled "Oh my God, Eric!" and began crying again.

At the end of the house, just on the other side of the bedroom wall is a deck. Over the rail of the deck by the trees, in view of Jill as she looked down the side of the house, were all five chairs from the deck and the table with all 4 legs broken off, scattered next to the trees. She was unable to get hold of Jack due to where he works.

The table and chairs where they lay as found after the incident. Jack called me when he got home that afternoon, before he had talked to Jill, and I guided him on the phone over to the door and had him look out. His reply was, "oh shit!" Jack reports seeing the furniture on the patio on early Monday evening as he went out to the deck to return a ladder which is kept under the deck.

Jill has many interests, but talking about or following UFO information is not really one of them. She flatly states that she just knows this was a UFO over the house and has no doubt even though she was too terrified to look out the window during the event. Even during the time she was trying to wake up Jack, she was screaming at him that it was a UFO.

On Saturday, October 20th, I went out to Jill and Jack's home where I took pictures of the back deck area and took samples of soil and vegetation in the areas where the chairs and table lay on the other side of the deck rail. Some of the pieces of the table legs were scattered around the area, one as far as 11 feet away from the table. Other items were noticeably untouched on the deck including the hot tub cover, a small tarp over that cover, several bottles of tub chemicals, two BBQs, a plant pot with only dirt in it, and a garbage can 1/4 full of garbage.

It should also be noted that a yellow ash tray which had a permanent home on the deck was missing. Jack and I spent nearly an hour searching the radius of the area.a very thorough search.

and the ash tray was no where to be found. Bothered by this disappearance, Jack continued the search after I left and as of this writing, Sunday afternoon the 21st, it still has not been found and Jack feels it's no longer on the property outside the home. The soil and vegetation samples will be sent to BLT Research for analysis to find out if the area where the chairs lay was exposed to any of the energies described in the research by Levengood, Burke and Talbot.

Further findings of this investigation will be found here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE: On Monday the 22nd, I got mail from our Chief of Investigations Mike Downey of Portland. Mike had gotten a call on his message machine from Tom Henderson of the Polk County Observer Newspaper.

Tom was unaware of the Jill and Jack case and was calling to ask if Mike knew anything of a report that he (Tom) had got at the paper over a sighting report that took place on Wednesday the 10th, five days before Jill's encounter. This new report to the paper involved a guy and his wife who saw a reflection of light coming through the window of their mobile home. When they went to investigate, they saw a yellowish, red light shoot away, up into the clouds at a high rate of speed.

The couple did not leave their names and was hoping that something might have been mentioned in the paper about it. I contacted Tom at the observer and confirmed the story and that he could not help in locating this couple for questioning. There may be some mention of it in the paper in hopes of bringing these witnesses to OUFOR for a statement.

Tom also noted on the phone to me that the paper had in fact gotten "quite a few" phone calls over the last couple of years concerning UFO sightings in Polk County. Those sightings were passed on to MUFON. Tom has agreed to pass on further sightings to OUFOR as well.

Eric Byler - Assistant State Director, Oregon UFO Research. Editor - Oregon UFO Review. http://www.

10/16/01 12:00 AM

UFO Shape: unknown

Lasted: 2 minutes.


Portland, OR

Full Report Text:

Wedge formation of 5 round (or disc) shaped objects glowing pale green flying north incredibly fast on 9/30/01 @ 7:15PM over Portland ((NUFORC Note: Witness states dates of January 30 and September 30. We presume he means September 30. PD)) Saturday, January 30th ((sic??)), 2001, approximate time - 7:15PM The sun had set with only the slightest pale blue afterglow in the West horizon.

The sky was perfectly clear with many stars visible. I was out on my back deck with 2 friends having dinner. I was leaning back in my chair admiring the clear night sky when I saw an extremely bright white falling star streak across the Eastern horizon moving incredibly fast toward the south.

It was literally only visible for 1 second, but left a long streak across my retina. I remarked excitedly for my 2 friends to look, but it was already too late. It was only because of the falling star that we saw what happened next.

For the next minute we all stood there craning our necks staring at the sky. At this time, there appeared a passenger plane at cruising altitude over to the east, moving slowly towards the NW. Literally less than a minute passed before the friend to my immediate left said "What's that?" and pointed straight up.

I had been looking toward the East where I saw the shooting star, but I looked straight up and saw what she was talking about. The third person with us never saw anything, because the event was over in just a few seconds, and she never locked on. Basically, this is what we saw: Directly overhead there was a formation of very pale greenish dots.

They appeared to be very high, but immediately looked very strange and unlike anything I had seen before. The lights didn't appear to be navigation lights, as they weren't points of light, like on a plane, but actual round shapes. Also, the light itself was very strange, because unlike stars, especially falling stars, and/or lights from a plane, they were very pale against the black sky - almost stealthy.

It was as if the objects themselves were glowing, and giving off an eerie glow or haze immediately around each shape, as opposed to having lights on the surface. The shapes were arranged in a wedge formation, with a point craft, and 3 more falling back on the right side at a 45 degree angle, and 1 off the point on the left side at a matching opposed angle. 5 objects total.

They were close together, and looked like a formation that fighter jets might have flown in, but nothing (in my opinion) man-made could possibly move that fast, and there was no sonic boom or any other noise from them. They flew in a perfectly straight line heading north. They were moving so fast that they literally flew across the whole sky and out of our sight in less than 4 seconds! It was amazing! To give you a reference, the commercial aircraft literally had moved maybe 3 inches across the sky from our perspective in the time it took these objects to span the entire expanse of the open sky and disappear into the horizon, and it was visible to us for several minutes after the formation vanished.

Naturally, we started yelling "Oh my God - did you see that???" and the like, and found out that unfortunately only 2 of us had seen them. We compared what we saw, and every last detail, including the arrangement and color of the objects was identical. I racked my brain to try to figure out what it could have been, but couldn't think of anything that made sense.

If a shooting star hit the atmosphere and broke apart, it is highly unlikely that the peices would have formed a perfectly spaced formation, and would have been bright white in color, like a magnesium fire, not pale green. If it was a missile, again, why the formation and the color? I am sure it wasn't a plane because of the impossible velocity. I was very curious to see if anyone else saw these objects, as it was a warm night and I'm sure there were thousands of people like us out enjoying the weather.

Also, the passenger plane was in the vicinity, and flying in a trajectory that would have eventually intersected with the path the formation had flown, so I wondered if they could have seen them too. It was so strange and awesome that I literally was beside myself for a few minutes, but now I am stuck in a rut where I want to tell people that I am pretty sure I saw something unnatural, but am afraid of being ridiculed. I would love to find out what it was if there is an explanation! So there you have it.

09/30/01 7:15 PM

UFO Shape: formation

Lasted: 4-5 seconds


Hillsboro, OR

Full Report Text:

triangular object(s) coasted through Oregon and Washington. I was on my back deck with my 2 daughters in Hillsboro, Oregon when I viewed what looked like a bundle of balloons floating from the Southeast sky. I told my daughters and wife to come look at the large balloons floating away.

Upon closer inspection, I noticed that they didn't look like balloons but rather a bright triangular shaped object with rounded areas on each angle rotating on an axis. I watched the object for half an hour before it was out of my view. The course it took was from my East to what appeared to be above the oregon coast at West where it separated into 2 objects and then the 2 objects turned North then Northeast and kept getting a little higher and farther as they disappeared from my view probably above central Washington state.

09/30/01 5:26 PM

UFO Shape: changing

Lasted: 17:56


Lincoln City, OR

Full Report Text:

Orange/bronze flare of light over ocean, not moving. While vacationing in Lincoln City at the Westshore Ocean Front Motel, my wife and I were sitting near the big picture window of our hotel room on the beach looking out over the ocean. We were both staring at the same patch of sky high over the horizon when a sudden flare of light attracted our attention directly west.

It suddenly grew in brilliance/size, a orange/bronze color, faded slightly, then grew again. It did not change location. Although their were military jets in the vicinity early in the day because of 9/11, being ex-military, I know what we saw was not afterburners or military style anti heat-seeking missile flares.

By the time we went for our video camera the light was gone. Turning on the police scanner, there was some traffic regarding military activity in the area, but with no details. ((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate.


09/18/01 10:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 1-2 minutes


McMinnville, OR

Full Report Text:

non flashing, eratic behavior, disapeared into sky Hello Sir I just saw the end of a show where I got your website name, sadly I forgot yours, just that you sit in the corner and run this yourself. My report well rather late than never? I was moving to my new rental house on the night before 9-11 happened, that is the only reason I remember the date of my sighting. Looking skyward south in rural McMinnville Oregon around 11 PM, I saw a light moving laterally nothing any airplane wouldn’t do, (no flashing lights, steady white) when it stopped that got my attention, after a brief pause it began to "float" downward side to side like a leaf falling from a tree (so many UFO sightings are said to do this).

Next it headed laterally in the opposite direction for less distance than the first viewing, stopped again floated side to side downward then proceeded laterally back in the original direction. It exhibited this type of movement three or four times then appeared to move upwards growing fainter as it went, I do not know if was a elevation increase or a distance increase until it was so faint as it was difficult to tell from the background stars, so I want back to my un-packing. I know McMinnville Oregon has its own UFO sighting BS and I did not want to get into a loony bin of idiots so I just forgot about it.

Later I had two of my neighbors tell me about another sighting they had on a different date, which I will not relate this to you for this would be second hand information.

09/10/01 11:00 PM

UFO Shape: unknown



Eugene, OR

Full Report Text:

Round, changed color, swerved, reversed direction without turning or stopping. Two planes, one traveling North to South, one South to North. In between two planes, and closer to plane traveling North to South, and traveling North from the South, was a light easily twice as large as any plane light, twice as bright, and traveling twice as fast.

Light was roundish inshape, and chaning color every couple of seconds or so from a bright white with blue tinge to a orange-red. At one point I as the object was very close to the plane I thought "That's awfully close" and it swerved. Swerved quickly to the right, then swerved back again.

A couple of seconds later it suddenly had reversed direction. It did not stop, then "back up" or just was going South to North one minute, then as it was stillmoving going bacwards, to the South, the next.

I watched it until it traveled out of sight. My husband saw it at the end; as it was moving South; he said he did not think it was any brighter or different than anything else, which surprised me. It was hard for me to understand how he could say that.

He did not observe it swerving or reversing direction.

09/09/01 11:00 PM

UFO Shape: sphere

Lasted: 1 minute


Salem, OR

Full Report Text:

Four stationary bright flashes in the constellation of the Swan Saturday night we were observing the constellation of the Swan [Cygnus] when we witnessed four distinct flashes that appeared not far from the tip of the eastern wing. Each flash lasted about four seconds, with the first being the brightest, and then progressively getting fainter. When the flashes occurred they were stationary in the sky, and not moving like a meteor, satellite, or plane.

We have observed many planes and meteors for years and this was nothing like any of those occasions. Each flash flared and then faded without moving, and then reappeared in a slightly different location still within the swan. We have no idea what we saw and are truly at a loss to explain it.

Further, we would appreciate any explanation you might give us. Thank you.

09/08/01 9:30 PM

UFO Shape: flash

Lasted: 1 minute


Eugene, OR

Full Report Text:

Big triangle of stars crosses sky. One big traingle of lights(abot 30 diff. white lights of various brightness.

It took seconds to clear the whole horizon from eats to west.It was silent and had an stange way of reflecting the stars from behind it onto the bottom making you think you were looking through it,but how is that possible.That is all the detail I saw.




09/07/01 10:00 AM

UFO Shape: triangle

Lasted: 5 seconds


Oregon UFO Sightings From 2001 By Shape

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

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Light 27 reported sightings 23.28% of all reports
Triangle 19 reported sightings 16.38% of all reports
Fireball 9 reported sightings 7.76% of all reports
Unknown 7 reported sightings 6.03% of all reports
Sphere 7 reported sightings 6.03% of all reports
Other 7 reported sightings 6.03% of all reports
Circle 6 reported sightings 5.17% of all reports
Disk 5 reported sightings 4.31% of all reports
Diamond 4 reported sightings 3.45% of all reports
Oval 4 reported sightings 3.45% of all reports
Flash 3 reported sightings 2.59% of all reports
Chevron 3 reported sightings 2.59% of all reports
Changing 3 reported sightings 2.59% of all reports
Formation 2 reported sightings 1.72% of all reports
Rectangle 2 reported sightings 1.72% of all reports
Cigar 2 reported sightings 1.72% of all reports
Teardrop 1 reported sightings 0.86% of all reports
Egg 1 reported sightings 0.86% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 2001 By Month

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

Month Sightings % Of Total
August 23 reported sightings 19.83% of all reports
July 21 reported sightings 18.10% of all reports
February 17 reported sightings 14.66% of all reports
March 13 reported sightings 11.21% of all reports
September 10 reported sightings 8.62% of all reports
November 8 reported sightings 6.90% of all reports
January 7 reported sightings 6.03% of all reports
May 5 reported sightings 4.31% of all reports
April 4 reported sightings 3.45% of all reports
December 3 reported sightings 2.59% of all reports
June 3 reported sightings 2.59% of all reports
October 2 reported sightings 1.72% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 2001 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
Monday 24 reported sightings 20.69% of all reports
Saturday 20 reported sightings 17.24% of all reports
Thursday 17 reported sightings 14.66% of all reports
Tuesday 16 reported sightings 13.79% of all reports
Sunday 14 reported sightings 12.07% of all reports
Wednesday 13 reported sightings 11.21% of all reports
Friday 12 reported sightings 10.34% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 2001 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
07/23/01 5 reported sightings 4.31% of all reports
02/21/01 4 reported sightings 3.45% of all reports
03/13/01 4 reported sightings 3.45% of all reports
02/22/01 3 reported sightings 2.59% of all reports
08/06/01 3 reported sightings 2.59% of all reports

Oregon UFO Sightings From 2001 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 61 reported sightings 52.59% of all reports
Late night 00:00 - 03:59 24 reported sightings 20.69% of all reports
Evening 16:00 - 19:59 17 reported sightings 14.66% of all reports
Afternoon 12:00 - 15:59 8 reported sightings 6.90% of all reports
Early morning 04:00 - 07:59 3 reported sightings 2.59% of all reports
Morning 08:00 - 11:59 3 reported sightings 2.59% of all reports

All Oregon Cities with reported UFO sightings in 2001

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Oregon, in 2001

City Number of Reports View Reports
Portland 21 UFO Reports Portland UFO Sightings in 2001
Hillsboro 7 UFO Reports Hillsboro UFO Sightings in 2001
Beaverton 5 UFO Reports Beaverton UFO Sightings in 2001
Rogue River 5 UFO Reports Rogue River UFO Sightings in 2001
Salem 5 UFO Reports Salem UFO Sightings in 2001
Corvallis 4 UFO Reports Corvallis UFO Sightings in 2001
Eugene 4 UFO Reports Eugene UFO Sightings in 2001
Grants Pass 4 UFO Reports Grants Pass UFO Sightings in 2001
Cottage Grove 3 UFO Reports Cottage Grove UFO Sightings in 2001
La Pine 3 UFO Reports La Pine UFO Sightings in 2001
Springfield 3 UFO Reports Springfield UFO Sightings in 2001
Gresham 2 UFO Reports Gresham UFO Sightings in 2001
Eagle Point 2 UFO Reports Eagle Point UFO Sightings in 2001
Florence 2 UFO Reports Florence UFO Sightings in 2001
Roseburg 2 UFO Reports Roseburg UFO Sightings in 2001
Molalla 2 UFO Reports Molalla UFO Sightings in 2001
Klamath Falls 2 UFO Reports Klamath Falls UFO Sightings in 2001
Keizer 2 UFO Reports Keizer UFO Sightings in 2001
Amity 2 UFO Reports Amity UFO Sightings in 2001
Wilsonville 2 UFO Reports Wilsonville UFO Sightings in 2001
Medford 2 UFO Reports Medford UFO Sightings in 2001
Milwaukie 2 UFO Reports Milwaukie UFO Sightings in 2001
Grand Ronde 1 UFO Reports Grand Ronde UFO Sightings in 2001
Tualatin 1 UFO Reports Tualatin UFO Sightings in 2001
Chiloquin 1 UFO Reports Chiloquin UFO Sightings in 2001
Lorane 1 UFO Reports Lorane UFO Sightings in 2001
Rockaway Beach 1 UFO Reports Rockaway Beach UFO Sightings in 2001
Mulino 1 UFO Reports Mulino UFO Sightings in 2001
Wagontire 1 UFO Reports Wagontire UFO Sightings in 2001
Polk County 1 UFO Reports Polk County UFO Sightings in 2001
Irrigon 1 UFO Reports Irrigon UFO Sightings in 2001
The Dalles 1 UFO Reports The Dalles UFO Sightings in 2001
Lincoln City 1 UFO Reports Lincoln City UFO Sightings in 2001
North Plains 1 UFO Reports North Plains UFO Sightings in 2001
Gates 1 UFO Reports Gates UFO Sightings in 2001
McMinnville 1 UFO Reports McMinnville UFO Sightings in 2001
Cornelius 1 UFO Reports Cornelius UFO Sightings in 2001
North Bend 1 UFO Reports North Bend UFO Sightings in 2001
Oregon City 1 UFO Reports Oregon City UFO Sightings in 2001
Sam’s Valley 1 UFO Reports Sam’s Valley UFO Sightings in 2001
Iron Mountain 1 UFO Reports Iron Mountain UFO Sightings in 2001
Newport 1 UFO Reports Newport UFO Sightings in 2001
Scappoose 1 UFO Reports Scappoose UFO Sightings in 2001
Barview 1 UFO Reports Barview UFO Sightings in 2001
Sunriver 1 UFO Reports Sunriver UFO Sightings in 2001
Columbia City 1 UFO Reports Columbia City UFO Sightings in 2001
Aloha 1 UFO Reports Aloha UFO Sightings in 2001
Langlois 1 UFO Reports Langlois UFO Sightings in 2001
Clackamas 1 UFO Reports Clackamas UFO Sightings in 2001
Sisters 1 UFO Reports Sisters UFO Sightings in 2001
Astoria 1 UFO Reports Astoria UFO Sightings in 2001
Ontario 1 UFO Reports Ontario UFO Sightings in 2001

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