The Hot Zone

A look at local UFO sightings over the past 10 years*
 


 

Slide Show

If you’re craving more UFO goodness, view our slide show of baffling photos taken by fellow Oregonians over the years.

PORTLAND 93

30 Unusual lights
12 Flying orbs
4 Disc-shaped objects
4 Triangle-shaped objects
3 Cigar-shaped objects
40 Other objects

MOST RECENT
WHEN: March 9, 2012
WHERE: Southeast Portland
WHAT HAPPENED: Eleven orbs—glowing orange, red, and white—fly east to west across the night sky before abruptly veering north and vanishing one by one.


VANCOUVER 29

16 Other objects
8 Unusual lights
2 Flying orbs
2 Triangle-shaped objects
1 Disc-shaped object

MOST RECENT
WHEN: February 11, 2012
WHERE: Downtown Vancouver
WHAT HAPPENED: A witness sees a large, glowing orange orb hovering in the air in the distance. It appears to be ascending the north face of Mount Hood.


BEAVERTON 19

11 Unusual lights
2 Cigar-shaped objects
1 Triangle-shaped object
1 Flying orb
4 Other objects

MOST RECENT
WHEN: February 15, 2012
WHERE: Unspecified
WHAT HAPPENED: A bright light moving east to west zigzags, pauses, then shoots out of sight on an arcing path.


GRESHAM 11
HILLSBORO 8
MILWAUKIE 8
OREGON CITY 8
TUALATIN 4
CANBY 4
CORNELIUS/NORTH PLAINS 3
TROUTDALE 3
CLACKAMAS 3
ALOHA 2
TIGARD 2
SHERWOOD 2
WILSONVILLE 2
LAKE OSWEGO 2
WEST LINN 2
CAMAS 2
BEAVERCREEK 1
ESTACADA 1
CARVER 1
SANDY 1
WOOD VILLAGE 1

*Drawn from MUFON’s database of reported sightings