Written by Keith Rowell
Last Updated: 28 January 2013

UFO Description: A woman, walking her dog, saw a low-flying, classic triangle UFO right outside the front door to her home.

Witness(es): Joan Tellerman (pseudonym).

Time and Date: March 19, 2010, at about 8:15 PM.

Duration: About 15 seconds.

Place: West Linn, Oregon.

Weather: Clear sky, visibility 10 miles; wind: NNE, 8.1 mph; temperature 57 degrees.

Case Report: West Linn Cruising Triangle Close Encounter (long download). Investigated by Keith Rowell.


Brief Narrative

As Joan Tellerman (pseudonym) was getting ready to take her dog out for a walk, she had the odd, fleeting thought that she should take a camera but didn't because she's not a picture-taker and didn't even have a cellphone with a camera. Mere seconds later just as she was going outside her front door, she heard the neighborhood dogs barking and howling in a rather unusual way.

Then she looked up and saw a classic triangular, low-flying UFO. It was very close to the ground at perhaps a hundred to two hundred feet above her as it followed a straight line path from SE to NW. She got the impression that it was just clearing the trees and she expected it to crash, but it didn't.

It was going away from her so she ran across the street in front of her home to follow its direction. It was heading away fast and was about to be obscured by trees so she jogged to her left to find a better opening in the trees. That's when she last saw it. During the 15 seconds or so that she saw it, she got a very good look at its underside.  She clearly saw that it was "metallic and industrial-looking, like a military tank."  It was illuminated but not brightly so.

Tellerman's Drawing of the UFO