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Sighting Draws UFO Research

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 18:09:00 -0500
Archived: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 18:09:00 -0500
Subject: Sighting Draws UFO Research

Source: The Albany Democrat-Herald - Oregon, USA


Monday, December 10, 2007

Sighting Draws UFO Research

by Ellen Ast
Albany Democrat-Herald

LACOMB =97 One clear evening last September, Raye and Derral
Laufer spotted what they thought were strange objects in the sky
above their home on Moran Lane in Lacomb.

They reported the incident to the National UFO Reporting Center,
and the Democrat-Herald reported on their experience in October.

Since then, Raye has heard from about 100 people who have seen
strange things in the sky, and a few saw what she and her
husband did: Two silver, bullet-shaped objects heading across
the sky and a glowing ellipse size of a Greyhound bus that
hovered for about a minute above the treetops of their forested
backyard and emitted sparks.

One caller was upset that the couple didn't take any pictures.
The Democrat-Herald touched base with Raye again last week.

"I'll never get to the bottom of this," she said. "I'll never
get answers."

Three members of the Mutual UFO Network, known as MUFON, visited
the Laufers early last month from its headquarters in Bellvue,
Colo., and spent most of a Sunday afternoon scouting their
backyard with equipment for remains of the craft the Laufers

"They walked the property, wrote reports, wrote down stuff,
picked up stuff," Laufer said. After heading to Albany for
lunch, they returned to her home and stayed there until about 10

"We drew the pictures of what we'd seen and they took pictures,"
Laufer added.

The Laufers and the MUFON group talked about sightings and
spirituality. Raye and her husband of 19 years were raised
Baptist. Raye, 50, said she always figured the universe was
large enough to support other life but wasn't concerned about
proving it.

The Laufers moved two years ago to their home about five miles
outside Lacomb from Lebanon, where they lived for 13 years. Both
were raised in Eugene and have three grown children from prior
marriages. Derral has worked for 13 years as an auto technician
at a Corvallis car dealership.

Raye TiVos programs about unidentified flying objects and
researches them on the Internet. She's learned about an Oregon
UFO Festival held each May at the Hotel Oregon McMenamin's in
McMinnville. She said she plans to attend with her daughter and
a friend.

[Thanks to Greg Boone for the lead]

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