Go Back Report # 1309



MUFON FORUM: Letters to Mufon UFO Journal


Waterspout UFO


I was quite surprised as well as excited to see Bruce Maccabee's report on Ed Walters' sighting in the November issue of the Journal on the UFO which appeared to be drawing up water into the object. It sounded so similar to a sighting I had in 1973 in Oregon. Then I turned the page and saw the sketch and photo and was really shocked. It was like a flashback. The size, dimensions, and hover distance were so similar that it was unnerving.

     In the late summer of 1973 I was driving up the road to Pete's Mountain in West Lynn [sic-Linn], Oregon with my two young sons when I noticed an unusual object hovering over the Clackamas River below us. I pulled the car over to the edge of the road and stopped. As I stepped out of the car to get a better view, I was stunned with awe at the sight of this strange object that was approximately 20 feet in diameter and hovering approximately 20 feet above the river. The object appeared to be drawing a stream of water into the underside of it. It then ascended a few feet and dissapeared [sic].

     My sons were standing beside me and I asked them if they saw the object and they said they got a glimpse of it. We then got back into our car and continued on our way. I have only related the incident twice in the past 22 years.

     I am glad to know that this object has been seen again and has been reported as well as photographed. A big "Thank You" to Ed Walters.

—Li F. Wong

State Section Director

Winchester, ID


Reference for the above text is:MUFON UFO Journal, #320, December 1994, p. 19.




North America – United States, Oregon, Clackamas

Pete's Mountain   Latitude 45-20-34 N, Longitude 122-41-49 W (D-M-S)

West Linn            Latitude 45-21-56 N, Longitude 122-36-44 W

Clackamas River  Latitude 45-22-21 N, Longitude 122-36-31 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399




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