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In 1981, police officers in St. Helens, OR recorded these "sounds" from a glowing UFO

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posted on Feb, 21 2020 @ 07:18 PM
One of the lesser known cases in ufology here. The little town of St. Helens, Oregon, spring of 1981. Around 4am officer Rusty Yokum was on patrol when he saw a bright, gleaming object flying directly above the nearby Columbia River (he was driving on the highway that runs directly West of it).

He happened to have a tape recorder, and got audio of the sounds the UFO was making, along with the descriptions made by other officers who gathered from a higher bluff to observe the apparent craft. Portland Airport initially told them they tracked an anomalous object above the river, but then called Yokum back, saying they found nothing and to stop looking into it.

J. Allen Hynek reviewed the case and called it a "total puzzle," and a review of the audio found the sounds (occurring in three distinct frequencies, as seen in video) don't occur in nature.

Source is the declassified tape itself and initial interviews made by the officers.

Here is the original newspaper article:

edit on 21-2-2020 by MJM2019 because: fixed newspaper article link

edit on 21-2-2020 by MJM2019 because: fixed newspaper link (again)

posted on Feb, 21 2020 @ 07:59 PM
I was a deck hand on a cruise ship that sailed up and down that river -- as well and the Snake River, back in 2015. For about 3/4's of my time spent working aboard that ship, i typically had the 'graveyard' shift, 10pm - 10am, and was almost always at the helm alongside the Captain.

When i wasn't steering the ship, i would provide visual support.

There were a couple time's where i wasn't the only one who was witnessing what we did.

Coast Guard has a strong presence in the area, especially regarding Astoria.

posted on Feb, 21 2020 @ 09:15 PM
Yep, odd this two years ago, top notch account of Sherriff and resident getting follow through

posted on Feb, 21 2020 @ 10:46 PM
It sounds like it blew a really big head gasket.

posted on Feb, 22 2020 @ 01:28 PM
a reply to: MJM2019

Awesome vid, hadn't heard about this one before let alone the audio.

Thanks for posting!

posted on Feb, 22 2020 @ 05:16 PM
Kind of made me think of the cash Landrum case! Just checked and they claim they heard a rushing sound "like a flame thrower" when the object spewed out flames.

posted on Feb, 22 2020 @ 08:00 PM
a reply to: KVAMSKY

Great point, I didn't think of that case in regard to this one. Imo everything about Cash Landrum reeks of military testing

posted on Feb, 23 2020 @ 02:28 AM
Amazing to hear such a thing. If an overheating craft was cooling itself could it produce a sound like that? Either inside or the outside?

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