At least the local news actually reported on the sighting, which, since 9/11, it seems like very little local media reporting of sightings has been happening.
Here's a clip:'It doesn't necessarily mean that it's little green men from another world' | Local and Regional News | Eugene News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KVAL CBS 13
The news clip can't resist playing the required "I saw a flying saucer que the X-Files tape" music. But at least they encourage viewers to contact the station if future sightings occur.
From the accompanying text of the news report:
Buttram [a witness] showed KVAL News the video he took on his phone. It doesn't look like much. But other people reported seeing the lights, including Bill Brown, who posted photographs on the KVAL News Facebook page.
|Orange Orb above Lorane Highway, OR|
The best they could do in terms of debunking was contact the Science Factory, a science museum full of fun things for kids to explore. Quoting Sue Peterson, planetarium director:
"...the lights could have been a plan, a meteor - or even geese. science factory.
"The city lights, which are kind of orange tinged, will reflect off of their stomachs," she said, "and you'll see that kind of orange, you know, in a V shape."
Have to giggle at the typo "plan" and for goodness sakes, doesn't anyone speak decent English anymore? "...you know...?" Then again, the news reporters, especially the women, dress like hostesses in a strip club. I don't know if they have hostesses in strip clubs (and I'm not against strip clubs, which some might find ironic) but there is such a thing as time and place. But I'm going off on a tangent. Focus, Regan, focus.
At least Peterson did make the quite reasonable statement that:
"A UFO means unidentified flying object," Peterson said. "It doesn't necessarily mean that it's little green men from another world."
Article ends with the quasi-humorous put it in its place comment:
"I stood there and watched for a couple more minutes," he said, "and then we went to WinCo and got diapers."