Written by Keith Rowell
Last Updated: 28 January 2013

UFO Description: Two flashing/circulating lights — one red, the other either white, blue, or tan/yellowish along with two same (or other) continuously on lights — moved along overhead in the night sky and disappeared over some nearby hills.

Witness(es): Deirdre McMaster (pseudonym).

Time and Date: January 15, 2008, at 6:30 PM PST.

Duration: About two minutes total.

Place: From a bedroom window and her back porch in The Dalles, Oregon.

Weather: Clear about 38º F with wind about 3.5 MPH out of the west.

Case Report:  The Dalles Circulating Lights UFO Case Report (long download).  Investigated by Keith Rowell, Assistant State Director, Oregon MUFON.


Brief Narrative

Deirdre McMaster (pseudonym) was at home when she spotted a strange, flashing, low-flying object out her bedroom window.  She ran to get her camera and moved outside to her back porch where she afixed her camera to a tripod.  As the UFO moved slowly through the sky, she managed to take five photos before it disappeared over the hills off to the west/northwest of her house.

Here is McMaster's drawing of what she saw along with the best photo of the five.  Note that the exposure on the photo is three seconds long.  This makes interpreting what the UFO looked like a little tricky. 

McMaster's Drawing of the UFO


Three Second UFO Exposure