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Vancouver Contact Case Part 2 – Visitations, Abductions, UFO Sightings , Missing Time, Body Markings

Updated: Sep 2, 2022

Continued from Part 1


Metallic Object


A couple of months after witnessing the lit UFO, Bill was at his friend "Simon’s" house on Fieldstone Drive, Londonderry. They were walking through the woodland North West of the back yard smoking cigarettes when suddenly Bill stubbed his toe on an object on the ground. He thought to himself “What the hell’s that?” and looked down to see what he’d bumped into.


Aerial map showing the house Jason used to live at (A) and the location the object was discovered (B)

There was what looked like a curved object made out of clay. It was 9 inches long and looked like part of a loop of pottery, maybe the rim off a large jar. He reached down and picked up the object to examine it.

Witness drawing of the curved object

He then threw it at a rock expecting it to shatter into pieces. Instead there was loud “ping” sound and the object bounced right off! Bill walked over and picked it back up. The outer surface of the object had been broken off where it hit the rock. Underneath he was surprised to see shiny gleaming metal. After showing it to Simon he decided to take it back home to examine it more closely.


Back home in his basement he tried cutting through the object with a hacksaw. It felt like cutting through a solid block of metal. Small metallic flakes were falling off as he sliced away. Whatever the object was made out of, it was both extremely strong and very light weight. He broke several saw blades but in the end managed to slice right through it.


Postion the cut was made

The object was solid all the way through and had a concave shape. The outer layer which looked more like clay was about 8mm thick. Bill wondered if the metal had oxidised forming this skin-like surface. He considered the idea that it was some kind of debris that had fallen from space. He showed the object to his father who thought it was interesting and could not identify it.


Cross section of the object

Later on Bill once again called up MUFON to tell them about the object. Two days later the same man and woman who had visited before turned up again. They asked him if they could take away the object with them to be tested. Bill agreed to this as he trusted them to perform this testing and return the object to him.


A couple of months went by and he had heard nothing. He decided to give them a call. They informed him that they’d sent it to a friend of theirs who worked in a laboratory, and that they had not yet heard back from him. Bill was fine with this update and so ended the call.


Another few months went by before Bill rang them again. This time they said they did not know what had happened to it. They brushed it off saying it wasn’t anything special and that it must have got lost after it was sent to the lab. Bill was rather upset at this but there was nothing he could do. He wondered whether it had been something unusual and they’d made up the story about losing the object, but of course could not prove this.


USS Saratoga Sighting


When he was 17 years old Bill joined the US Navy as an Intermediate Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic. For 7 months he trained in Tennessee, after which he was stationed aboard the USS Saratoga aircraft carrier for 4 years. This carrier was decommissioned in 1995.


Photograph of Bill in his Naval bootcamp uniform

Over these 4 years performed active duty on two tours. The first tour was 9 months out in the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Desert Storm. The second tour involved a 6 month cruise in the Mediterranean.


Photograph of the USS Saratoga

While aboard the aircraft carrier Bill spent most of his time below deck in an airframe shop on the aft end of the ship making aircraft parts out of sheet aluminium, shelving units for officers and sometimes tyres. While in port he performed general maintenance tasks and also volunteered as a fire fighter.


Out at sea he chose to work the night shift as it was a lot quieter. The queues for food were shorter and he had some free time to go out on deck and check out the stars.


In 1993 when he was 21 years old and on his second tour of duty he had a UFO sighting. The carrier was South of France in the Balearic Sea heading towards the Adriatic Sea between Italy and Croatia. It was between midnight and 1am and Bill was taking a mid-shift break. He stepped outside onto the starboard (right) side deck of the carrier for a cigarette.


Aerial map showing the Balearic Sea (A) and the Adriatic Sea (B)

It was a beautiful clear night with the stars fully visible in the sky and no cloud cover. There was nobody else out on deck at the time so he was on his own and it was incredibly peaceful. Suddenly he noticed a light coming in from the left of his vision near the horizon. The light appeared to be really low down, at most 300 feet off the surface of the sea, and was within several miles from his location, probably about a mile away.

The light seemed to be moving about 40 mph. It was travelling on a straight course from his left to his right. After about 15-20 seconds as it got level with him it suddenly halted. It hung motionless for several seconds. Then without warning it shot upward into the sky, moving away from his location as it did. Bill says it moved at hundreds of mph and the acceleration was instantaneous. Within a second it had travelled so far that it was no longer visible.


Witness drawing of the light in the distance viewed from the starboard side deck

A moment later Bill witnessed a military helicopter being launched from the ship, which moved away in the direction the light had dispersed. To all intents and purposes it appeared like an attempted intercept of the object.


Bill says that the carrier had advanced radar systems aboard and that providing the object was detectable on radar it would definitely have been observed. However after the sighting he heard nothing. Nobody mentioned seeing the object, either visually or on radar. There are of course a number of possible explanations for this. Perhaps the object was radar dark, and so was never detected on radar. Maybe it was recorded on radar but Bill did not have the right contacts on board to find this out. Or perhaps it was observed, but was then covered up.


Bill is certain that the object was not something mundane such as a distant aircraft, helicopter or drone due to the speed of the manoeuvres it performed. It was also clearly under control rather than a drifting object such as a lit balloon, and it would make no sense for it to have been this considering the location the carrier was at. It is truly a anomalous, if distant, sighting.


Communion


In 1987 the American abductee Whitley Strieber released his infamous book Communion. If you aren’t familiar with this, the book covered his numerous un-nerving contact experiences. On the cover of the book was a drawing of one of the Grey beings which he saw during these experiences, as you can see from the below image:



It was the mid-1990s when Bill noticed the book for sale in a shop. When he saw the front cover it immediately made his skin crawl. He had an intense feeling of fear right down in his gut. The sensation was really strong, but he had no idea why. He just thought to himself “That is one book I am never going to pick up or read!”

A number of years later he bravely decided to watch the movie of the book starring Christopher Walken, still remembering how the book cover had made him feel. Even though he is usually fine with watching creepy or dark horror movies, he was only able to watch about 10 minutes of the film before switching it off.


Around this time of his life any imagery of Grey beings would evoke a strong reaction in him. This emotion felt irrational but he could not stop it from happening. In more recent years the reaction is not as strong, Bill feels he has since become a bit de-sensitized.


The cover of Communion is notorious for causing extreme reactions with contactees. Many people who had previously experienced contact have reported feeling deeply disturbed by it. Bill’s reactions to both the book cover and the movie are another sign that he had experienced contact prior to this point.


White Orb & Missing Time


In 1995 Bill lived in New Hampshire. In July he decided to drive to Portland on the West coast to watch a number of gigs by the band Phish and follow them from place to place on tour.


It was around 3 am and he was driving along Highway 80 on his own in his Ford Escort GT. He was in Wyoming on the stretch of road between Elk Mountain and Sinclair heading West. Either side of the road was open desert which was impossible to see due to the time of morning.


Photograph of Highway 80 indicating the surrounding landscape

Suddenly a bright white orb of light descended down to about 300 feet. It was about a quarter to half a mile behind the car and visible in his rear view mirror. It seemed to begin to pace his car, keeping the same distance behind him. Bill was really frightened of the light as he was in the middle of nowhere.


Witness drawing of the white orb descending in the rear view mirror

As he went round a turn in the road he temporarily lost sight of the light, but a couple of minutes later it was back again. It seemed to follow his car for between 20-30 minutes. By this time he was beginning to panic, so he sped up in an attempt to get away from it.


His next recollection was of sitting in the car in the parking lot of Sinclair petrol station in Rawlins. He was relieved to finally be back in civilization, but really confused about what had taken place. He sat still in the car for about 30 minutes before finally getting petrol and continuing on his journey. At no point did he think about checking the clock.


Photograph of Sinclair Gas Station

Back on Highway 80 he continued driving. Very soon after heading on his way the sun started to come up. At this point he realised that the time must be between 5.30 - 6 am. This confused him even more. He knew that the journey to Rawlins from where he saw the light should have taken him no longer than an hour. With his stop of 30 minutes at the petrol station the time should have been no later than 4.30 am. Yet the sun was now coming up, meaning that there was between 60-90 minutes he could not account for.


Aerial map of Highway 80 indicating where Bill saw the light (A) and Sinclair Gas Station (B)

There was nothing Bill could do other than continue on his way. As he drove he wondered whether the glowing object which had followed his car had interacted with him in some way and then blanked his memories of the event. The remainder of the journey went by without incident.


This is a classic case of missing time following a UFO sighting. While it would have been possible for Bill to “zone out” behind the wheel for a short distance, it is extremely unlikely he would have done so for such a long section of road, and under the circumstances with the presence of the unexplained orb of light.


Also for this to have been possible, he would have also have then had to drop off to sleep at the petrol station for at least an hour without having any sign that he had done so. Therefore I feel there is a good possibility that Bill was abducted during this experience, and has had the memories blocked out exactly as he suspected may have happened.


Light over the Tent


By the summer of 2001 Bill had moved to a house on Southeast Schiller Street in Portland.


Aerial map of Southeast Schiller Street

Him and his partner at the time, Rachel, had gone on a road trip and were travelling back from San Francisco. They were driving north along Highway 5 and stopped at Chevron on West Lake Street in the town at the base of Mount Shasta for petrol. It was quite late by this time and Bill was considering breaking up the journey and booking into a local hotel for the night.


Aerial map of Mount Shasta, the town and Highway 5:Aerial map of Mount Shasta, the town and Highway 5
Aerial map of Chevron gas station

Another truck pulled up at the station with a couple in. Bill started talking with them and informed them of his plans to book a hotel room. They said to him that they were camped up on the mountain at Red Fir Flat Group Campsite and invited Bill and Rachel to join them. They had a tent with them that they’d used previously on their trip so agreed to this.


Photograph of Chevron gas station

After filling up with petrol they followed the other car along Everitt Memorial Highway which led up the mountain to the campsite, which is close to where the ski-ing on the mountain takes place. The area is surrounded in natural forest trees and is very picturesque. It was a wonderful clear evening. They got a campfire going and spent a number of hours chatting before retiring for bed around 11.30 pm.


Aerial map showing Chevron gas station (A) and Red Fir Flat Group Campsite (B)
Aerial map of Red Fir Flat Group Campsite

During the night Bill woke to the sounds of movement. Running footsteps in the woods and the crunching of leaves. There was a sudden loud thump sound which caused Rachel to stir too. Suddenly the tent lit up with bright light coming from outside. At first Bill thought it was car headlights but soon realised that the light seemed to be coming from above them.


Bill was terrified, not wanting to look outside and come face to face with whatever was there. This was the last memory he has of the night. His next recollection was of waking up between 7-8am. He woke Rachel up and asked if she remembered the light and noises. She confirmed that she did. He then asked her “Do you remember it stopping?” Just like him she had no memory of this, despite the fact that they had both been frightened. Because of some of the things that had happened earlier in his life, the situation felt familiar to him. The confusion of not fully knowing what had taken place.


Photograph of Red Fir Flat Group Campsite

They got out of the tent hoping to ask the other couple if they had heard or seen anything. However, according to Bill, they found they had already packed up their things and left. They left the camping site and continued on their journey home, thinking about what had taken place in the night. Rachel took a spiritual stance to the experience, putting the noises down to forest spirits. But due to his other experiences, Bill wondered if the light had been a UFO over the tent and that they had experienced missing time.


I asked Bill if the sounds he heard could have been wild animals. He said that the footsteps sounded too loud and heavy for wolves or coyotes, and it was very unlikely to have been multiple bears. I also suggested the possibility that the sounds and light they’d seen could have been their friends packing up and getting into their car during the night for whatever reason. But Bill is adamant that the sounds were coming from around them in the trees not from where their friends had camped up, and was certain that the light had been from above not from where their car was parked. Also if they’d started up the car they would have heard the sound of the engine?


Below is Rachel’s testimony on what took place.


“We both woke up in the middle of the night. I don’t know what it was that woke us up. The whole tent was flooded in blue light. It looked very different to how headlights of a car or a helicopter search light would look. Both of us were too scared to see what was going on outside. There was no sound with it, not that I can remember. It seemed un-naturally quiet outside. Usually you’d hear the breeze in the trees or animals scuffling around, but it was silent. I buried my head in my pillow. It was super scary. We both hid under the covers, and must have dropped back off.


The weirdest thing was when we woke up in the morning the other couple didn’t mention anything. We ate breakfast with them like nothing had happened. We were waiting for them to bring it up but they never did. We didn’t talk about it until we were back in the car and leaving.”


It appears that Rachel did not hear the loud sounds that Bill heard, but he did say that he thinks this is what initially woke her up so that is no surprise, perhaps as she awoke the sounds ceased.


As you can see there are a couple of discrepancies. Bill described the light coming down from above in the trees, whereas Rachel cannot recall detecting any particular location for it, she says the entire tent was illuminated seemingly from all directions at once. It is also clear that Rachel remembers the couple still being present in the morning and having breakfast with them, whereas Bill thinks that when they woke up in the morning the couple had already gone.


Mount Shasta is a known hot spot for UFO sightings. Many incidents have occurred in the area over the years and been documented by various UFO organizations. According to the book Mount Shasta Sightings by Brian David Wallenstein, which came out in 2012, Mount Shasta ranks as 13th out of 300 known hot spots which were analysed.



The bright blue light that Bill and Rachel experienced combined with the un-natural silence could well have been from a craft hovering over the campsite. It does not appear that either Bill or Rachel were abducted on this occasion, but due to the missing time phenomenon this cannot be entirely ruled out. It remains a very intriguing incident.


Domed Room & Body Markings


In the months following the Mount Shasta incident, Bill began to experience strange dreams he could only vaguely remember. He would find himself in the centre of an enclosed dome-shaped room. He is unaware of whether he was on anything or not. The room would be dimly lit, with no discernable light source. The walls of the room appeared to be a dull grey colour. He would always be alone in the room with nobody else present, human or otherwise.


Witness drawing of the domed room

Bill would then suddenly awaken in the night in shock, not knowing what was going on. After realising he was in his bed he would settle back down to sleep. Sometimes in the morning he would feel extremely fatigued despite seemingly sleeping for many hours.


Around the same time period Rachel would also wake up feeling fatigued, with red sore-looking marks on her body. They would often develop into bruises over a number of hours, which would then gradually fade over a few days.


Sometimes the markings would be round in shape, as the following drawing shows:



Other times there would be multiple long oval markings which almost looked like grip marks from fingers:



After a while both Bill and Rachel began to realise that these seemed to occur on the same nights. Rachel was convinced that Bill was not panicking and accidentally hitting her during the night. At the time she worked at a children’s hospital. However the children would usually be on ventilators so would not reach out and touch or grab her.


Below is a statement from Rachel regarding this series of events.


“Bill would tell me about his dreams in the morning, he would never wake me up during the night directly after they had happened. From what he described, the dreams were always of a clinical or sterile environment. They would have repeated themes to them. He would usually be frightened and running away from something.


“The markings were usually around the size of an American dime, there was a regularity to them. They would appear all over my body, usually on my arms or thighs. There would be up to three of them on me at any one time. There was no reason for them to be on me. I was sure I hadn’t bumped into anything on the evenings before they appeared, and on other occasions when I did the resulting bruises would be unusual shapes, not circular like the markings.


We would both sleep in much later than usual. We would find it difficult to wake up, both of us would be really tired. This became so much of a pattern that I would know in advance that Bill would describe having a strange dream and I would find one or more markings.


The dog used to sleep in the room with us up on the bed. She would react to any sounds in the house, for example if our roommate came home she would get up and go and stand by the bedroom door until we opened it. On the nights before I found the markings the dog would stay fast asleep and not react. I do wonder both us and her were switched off, and that things were being done to me in the room directly.”


It is entirely possible that the dreams Bill was experiencing were either repeated abductions, or a repeated flashback to a previous abduction. Many abductees have described cramped dome-shaped rooms aboard craft.


While the markings found on Rachel were not obviously artificial, they did seemingly have a repeated shape and size. I do not believe they were caused by bed bug bites. These tend to occur in greater numbers, look raised in the centre, and would logically have been found on Bill too.


Example photograph of several bed bug bites

It is intriguing that the markings appeared on Rachel’s body on the same nights as Bill’s dreams. This may suggest that she too was being taken at the same time, but having the memories of such completely blocked out. Heavy fatigue is commonly reported as an after effect of abductions, so this would fit this theory.


Sphere Sightings


For several months in the summer of 2002 Bill and Rachel lived at their friends "Derren" and "Julie's" house on Southeast 63rd Avenue. Bill and Rachel both claim that while they were staying at the property they would have extremely regular sightings of unidentified spherical-shaped objects.


They would be at different heights, sometimes around 500 feet, other times much higher. They would sometimes hover motionless in the sky, and on other occasions would fly in a North or South direction. Often they would be individual, but occasionally up to five would be seen at once. There was no pattern to the time of day or weather conditions they would appear under.


The spheres seemed to be several distinct types. Some were entirely black, some a silver colour, while others seemed to be half white and half black. Bill says that he was certain the black was not due to shadow on the underside of them. They seemed to be quite small in size, no bigger than 3 feet across. They would usually rotate as they moved across the sky. Bill says that he tried filming them but the camera on his mobile phone was so low quality they did not come out. They had no other camera equipment they could use to try and capture them on film.


Witness drawing of two of the silver spheres
Witness drawing of two of the rotating black and white spheres

In one incident, witnessed by both Bill and Rachel, they looked up to see a small Cessna aircraft crossing the sky. However they then noticed that there was what looked like a black coloured sphere tailing the aircraft. It was flying along in the same direction maintaining its distance from the plane.


Example photograph of a Cessna light aircraft
Witness drawing of the black sphere behind the tail end of the aeroplane

During some incidents their house mates also saw the spheres. Rachel’s friend "Emma" was quite sceptical of the UFO subject. One day Bill asked her to stay outside a while and watch the sky with him.


While she was out there a formation of the spheres suddenly emerged from a cloud, close enough to make out detail. They flew across an open patch of sky before disappearing into another cloud. Emma turned and said to Bill “I don’t want to ever see that again!” before heading back inside. She had clearly been disturbed by what she’d just witnessed.

Witness drawing of the formation of spheres

In 2008 when Bill and Rachel moved into a house on Southeast Cora Street the sightings seemed to start up again. Bill says they didn’t seem them as regularly, possibly every other day. However they did have many other sightings of the spheres over the two years that they lived at the property.


Aerial map of Southeast Cora Street

In early summer of 2008 Bill worked as a Sound Engineer for a band named Big Island Shindig. They flew Bill down for a music tour which began in Oakland. Bill was on a plane making its final approach to Oakland International Airport. He had a window seat on the left side of the aircraft. It was morning time and they were out over the bay, with the buildings of Oakland visible to their left.


Suddenly he noticed one of the half-black-half-white spheres about 100-200 feet below and off to the left of the plane. The object was rotating chaotically, rolling on its axis. Like the spheres seen in Portland it looked quite small in size, a few feet across. It was heading in the same direction as they were, but the plane was faster and so overtook it. Bill felt that it was close enough that the pilots must have been able to see it.


Witness drawing of the black and white sphere seen from the aircraft window

When I spoke with Rachel about these sightings, she provided the following insights.


“I was present for many of the sphere sightings. We would see them both during the daytime and evening. We would often sit on the porch reading and smoking, it was a general hang out area for us at the property. While out on the porch we would just happen to look up and spot them. Sometimes they would stay in the sky for a long time without moving before finally fading out. Other times they would seemingly trade places with one another or perform directed manoeuvres. They would be a mix of colours – mainly silver, white or black.


We would always try to question what we were seeing and rule out mundane explanations such as balloons. They would sometimes sit still for too long. On one occasion one of them remained in the same spot for over five minutes. We were also sure they were objects in the atmosphere.


We didn’t own cellphones with good cameras back then as we were broke. There may have been a camera in the house but we never bothered trying to film them, probably due to the distance they were at.”

Due to the regularity of the sightings It is certainly possible that some of the objects seen were down to drifting balloons, especially due to their apparent small size and rolling movement. However there are some interesting aspects including the fact that they would sometimes hover still for extended periods of time. This suggests that in some cases they were actual controlled objects which were being flown repeatedly in the area.


Abduction Recollection


One night in the winter of 2007 / 2008 Bill had a very profound experience. It felt like an extremely vivid dream, far more vivid than anything that he’d previously recalled.


He found himself in a square shaped room which was 15 foot across with a low 7 foot high ceiling. The walls and ceiling were grey in colour and covered in wiring and pipes. Around the edges of the room were cabinets with flat tops. There were strange looking devices on the tops of these cabinets which looked a bit like laboratory microscopes. Ahead of him and off to the left was an open doorway, rectangular with a rounded top. The room was lit but there were no obvious sources for this light. Bill found that he was unclothed and was sitting on the edge of a cold metallic table in the centre of the room.


He looked around wondering how he had arrived in this strange room and why he had no clothes on. He was understandably un-nerved by the situation and wanted to find a way out of it. He stood up off the table and ran towards the door.


Witness drawing of the initial room and the doorway he walked through

Passing through it he found himself in a short corridor. It was a little taller than the room, around 9 feet. It had the same grey colouration to the walls, ceiling and floor as the room he had been in. Everything had a moulded feel to it with no sharp corners or joins.


Witness drawing of the corridor

The corridor headed off in both directions. With no clue as to where he was Bill decided to head to the left. He ran along the corridor. At the end it opened up into an absolutely huge open room which reminded him of an aircraft hanger. Like the initial room it was square in shape but now about 100 feet in length and width with a much taller ceiling.


He noticed a blue glow coming from the floor. With no other furnishings visible in the room he ran towards this to see where the glow was coming from. There was the imprint of a square in the floor roughly 10 feet across. Alongside this was a small blue glowing square, only 6 inches wide.


Witness drawing of the larger room and square on the floor

Bill does not know why but he tried stepping on this lit panel of light. When he did railings emerged and ascended vertically from three sides of the larger square on the floor.


He assumed the square was an elevator of some kind and so stepped onto it. Sure enough it began to slowly descend downwards into the floor. He assumed that the railings were to stop anyone falling in to the hole.


Witness drawing of the elevator with raised railings

The elevator slowly descended down 15-20 feet until it became one end of another long corridor. There were several doors in the walls but they had no handles or apparent way into them. Bill ran along the corridor. At the other end was a staircase going upward. He could see glowing light coming from wherever this led.


He began to run along the corridor. However before he reached the staircase he heard sounds of movement coming from upstairs. Frightened of getting caught he looked for an alternative route. He noticed that the last door on the dirgjht was open so ran inside.


Witness drawing of the corridor and staircase

Inside there was a row of long flattened tables with a bench alongside each. It reminded him a little of a cafeteria. The room was not lit – the only light was coming from the corridor. He heard the sound of footsteps coming down the staircase behind him. With nowhere left to run he crouched down on all fours and hid underneath the furthest table from the door.


Witness drawing of the line of tables in the room

He saw the silhouette of a figure appear in the open doorway. Bill became even more frightened as this figure proceeded to walk across the room towards the table he was hidden under. It was clear that whoever it was had spotted him.


When the figure was right alongside the table Bill realised the game was up. He slid out from under the table. Even up close it was hard to see the appearance of this individual due to the darkness in the room. Bill was only able to see the legs clearly which were clothed in a dark coloured jumpsuit of some kind. In its right hand the figure was holding what appeared to be a pole with lit wires coming out of the end of it.


Witness drawing of the figure holding the implement

He began to stand up and apologise for hiding. Suddenly the figure swung the implement towards him and it hit him in the chest. He immediately felt an extremely strong flash of pain spread throughout his body.


Immediately he woke up in shock screaming in agony. He sat up and found he was back in his bed. He woke up Rachel and explained what had just happened. She did not dismiss it as a dream and instead, like Bill himself, felt that something more profound had taken place.


After remaining awake a short while to calm down they both settled back down to sleep. In the morning Bill remembers that Rachel found a number of bruises on her body like on previous occasions. I asked Rachel about this occasion but she cannot remember it specifically, she just said that Bill would have this kind of experience extremely regularly.


While it is tempting to just put this experience down to a vivid nightmare, there is the possibility that this was more than this and he was recollecting an abduction experience, either one which had just happened or one which had taken place on a previous occasion. Contact often seems far more vivid and real than dreams, exactly how Bill described. It is also interesting that Rachel discovered more bruising on her in the morning, just as with previous occasions.


Descent into the Cemetery


In either the spring or autumn of 2008 Bill was sitting alone in the upper floor living room of the house. Rachel was out walking the dog around the local area, and their two housemates were also out.


There was a narrow band of sky visible through the window to the South. He suddenly witnessed a bright blue-white coloured light descend downwards towards Multnomah Park Cemetery, just one block to the South. However he did not think much of this at the time.


Aerial map showing the proximity of Southeast Cora Street (A) to Multnomah Park Cemetery (B)

Witness drawing of the light descending into the cemetery

After a while he decided to go out on to the balcony for a cigarette. It was now that he noticed a blue-white coloured pulsing light coming from the cemetery. It was down low in the centre and hidden behind the trees along the Northern edge.


Photograph of Multnomah Park Cemtery

The cemetery was completely fenced off on all sides so there could not have been a ground vehicle inside its perimeter causing the light. And it could not have been a helicopter either as at that distance the sound of the rotor blades would have been heard.


He watched the slowly pulsing light for about 3-4 minutes. At that point the phone rang and he went back inside to answer it. He did not return outside after the call ended. However when Rachel returned from her walk he discovered that she had seen the same thing too, but at much closer proximity. Here is what Rachel described seeing.


“I was walking the dog past the cemetery when I noticed a blue glowing light coming from within it. I looked towards the light and through the gaps in the fir trees I could see a large dark object with a curved convex base hovering over the gravestones. It appeared to be about 5 feet above the tops of them and took up most of the cemetery. On the base of the object was a long strip of bright blue light.


As I stood there looking at it two of our neighbours who were out walking happened to approach me. I pointed out the object with the glowing light to them and said isn’t this crazy, shouldn’t we be scared? They turned and saw it too but didn’t seem that interested by it and just carried on walking. I was surprised by how little they seemed to care. I continued to watch it for a minute before continuing walking.”


Bill and Rachel discussed the incident for a good while afterwards and also told their housemates about it when they returned. One thing which bugs Bill to this day is why he did not walk or drive to the cemetery to have a closer look. He says that he is quite an inquisitive person and would usually have done this in such a situation but for some reason did not. It is quite common for witnesses to act in an unusual manner during experiences, and this might be indicative of this pattern.


Blue Orb Video


On the evening of 11th June 2013 Bill headed to the house of his friend "Timothy" in the area of North Mississippi, North East Portland. It was a really pleasant evening with a clear sky. He arrived between 8-9pm. As he pulled up and parked, Timothy came out to greet him.


Bill was parked on the West side of the street, so as he got out of the car he was facing to the West. He noticed a blue glowing orb of light in the sky visible through some nearby trees. He estimated it was between 500-600 feet up and about 3-4 blocks away from his location. It seemed to be stationary and no sound could be heard.


Realising it may be something unusual Bill quickly grabbed his Android mobile phone and began filming. Timothly also noticed the light after seeing that Bill was filming. After a couple of seconds the phone focused in on a nearby street light and the object went out of focus. He ran to a different position to try and capture better footage of it.


After filming for 30 seconds he decided that it wasn’t going to move any time soon, so stopped filming and headed inside with Timothly.


Below is the footage Bill took (Note: The audio has been removed to protect the identity of the additional witness):



Here is a still of the orb from the start of the footage. It is quite small in size and roughly central:



A still from 10 seconds into the footage after Bill has moved position. The orb is situated to the right of the upper street light:



Zoomed view of the blue orb:



Zoomed view with edge find:


The light could not have been an aircraft as it remained stationary in the sky, and neither aeroplanes or helicopters have blue lights, they only have white, red and green navigation lights. Also Bill thinks that at that distance he would have heard the sound of jet engines or rotor blades.


I asked Bill if it could have been a blue coloured LED balloon. He does not believe it was this due to the fact that it remained completely still. However it was quite a pleasant night so maybe there were very little air currents and this was the explanation.


Another possibility is that it was a drone with one or more blue lights on. Drones do make a loud humming sound, but if it was several blocks away he may not have heard this. Bill agrees that this may have been the explanation.


Amber Rectangular UFO Video


On Chirstmas evening 2014 between 8 - 9 pm Bill headed outside to the back yard for a cigarette and to let the dog out.


It was a very clear evening. He happened to look up into the sky to the North. There was only a narrow area of sky visible between the neighbouring houses and trees. At that exact moment he saw a red-amber coloured rectangle shaped glowing object come into view from the right. It appeared to be around 600-700 feet up and was brightly emitting light. Bill estimates it was about 2 feet in height, so not a particularly large object.


The object was gliding really slowly in a Westward direction on a level and straight course. Bill immediately took out his mobile phone and began to film the object. After a number of seconds it drifted out of sight behind the trees. He did not run out into the front yard to see if he could spot it as he didn’t want the dog to be out of the front of the house.


Photograph of the house showing the strip of sky Bill filmed the object pass across

Here is the video footage which Bill managed to take:



Zoomed view of the UFO taken at 1 second:



Zoomed view with edge find:


As you can see the object appears and moves as Bill reported. What could it have been? It was clearly not an aircraft or helicopter as these would have the standard white, red and green navigation lights visible.


I first entertained the notion that it was a Chinese lantern. It was about the right size and shape for a lantern, and moved slowly on a straight course as lanterns tend to do when caught in air currents. It was also Christmas - Lanterns are often launched on celebratory days such as this.


This is something which Bill suspected too. He had not seen a Chinese lantern up close at the time of taking the footage, but afterwards went and watched some lantern videos online. However there were a number of differences. Lanterns are usually a fiery orange colour and tend to flicker in brightness. The object he had seen was more reddish in colour and remained constantly lit, as can be seen on the footage. That said, this cannot be entirely ruled out.


An LED balloon is another possibility. However you would expect this to be a definite clear colour like bright red or orange, this was somewhere in between. Also most LED balloons are the shape of a normal party balloon, although it would still be possible for a rectangular one to exist.


I asked Bill whether he thought it could be a drone. He informed me that he owns two drones himself so knows what they look like after dark. He says that at that distance there would be a bit of wobble in the movement.


Despite the fact that it is not flickering I think that the most likely explanation in this case is a Chinese lantern due to the similarities in size, shape and movement. Bill only managed to observe it for a short time so maybe the flame inside it happened to be burning quite strongly, leading to the constant brightness. It is also possible that the outer shell was dyed instead of the standard white, leading to the darker amber colour.


Silver Disc


In the summer of 2015 Bill worked as a security officer at The Lot at Ziddel Yards, an events area on the bank of Wilamette River. There was a food festival called “The Bite” which Bill was asked to provide head parking officer duties for. Half of the grounds were turned into a parking lot for the event.


Photograph of Bill in his security guard uniform

It was around 3pm on the first afternoon of the event. It was sunny and still, with a clear blue sky. Bill was at the entrance of the car park and was waving vehicles in as well as checking on the other parking attendants.


Aerial map of The Lot at Ziddel Yards

For an unknown reason he looked up into the sky and right at that moment realised that there was an object nearly overhead. About 1000 feet up Bill saw a silver coloured disc shaped object. It appeared to be between 20-30 feet in diameter. In the base of the object were several concentric rings which appeared to be at different levels of depth. The object moved towards his location at a fast speed and then came to a halt directly overhead!


Bill loudly exclaimed “What in the fuck is that?” At this the parking attendants looked up and also saw the disc. Bill felt like it had purposely stopped to look at them. The object hovered completely motionless for 10 seconds. As soon as the initial shock of seeing it died down Bill fumbled in his pocket for his mobile phone in an attempt to video the UFO.


He managed to grab his mobile and unlock it. He was about to aim it upwards and start recording when the object shot away silently to the East at an incredible speed. There was no sonic boom or whoosh of air. Within a second it had disappeared into the distance.


Witness drawing of the disc-shaped UFO and its route

Bill was disappointed that he had not managed to film the object, but at the same time excited about what they’d just seen in broad daylight. He asked the other attendants “Do you know how cool that was?” One of them responded saying “Yeah that was pretty cool!” But after this everyone just carried on working as if nothing had happened. Still amazed by the experience Bill called Rachel and informed her of what he had just seen.


I asked Rachel if she recalled having this phone call with Bill but she did not. She said that Bill would experience things so regularly that this would not have made a huge impression on her.


Due to the appearance of the object and the manoeuvres it performed there is a good possibility this was a genuine sighting of an advanced craft. The object was too large and moved much too fast to be a remote controlled model or a drifting inflatable. It was not an aircraft as it stopped still for a period of time, and was clearly not a helicopter. It was low enough to see proper detail and no rotor blades were heard.


It is a shame Bill did not manage to capture the UFO on camera. This may have just been coincidental, but I have investigated many cases where witnesses have claimed that at the moment they decide to attempt to take a photograph or video the object has flown rapidly away or vanished from view. There is the possibility that its occupants knew it was about to be filmed and left the area before Bill had the opportunity to do so.


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