Radio newsman Frank Cooley of station KOIN, INS wire service employees in the Portland Oregon Journal Building, Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Fred Krives, Deputy Clarence McKay, Sgt John Sullivan, Portland Police Officer Kenneth A McDowell, Harbor Patrol Capt KA Prahn, Harbor Patrolmen AT Austad and KC Hoff, Portland Police Officers Earl J Patterson (Paterson?), Walter A Lissy and Robert Ellis, Oregon Highway Patrol Sgt Claude Cross, and many others over a wide area, saw five large discs moving at high speed to the east, two flying south and three to the east, with oscillating or wobbling motion, sudden 90° turns or zigzagging. Radio reports alerted other officers who saw the objects: aluminum or chromium color, disc or hubcap or pie-pan or half-moon shape flashing in the sun, no vapor trail, no noise (except possible humming), some at 10,000 – 40,000 feet, others at about 1,000 feet. McDowell noticed that pigeons reacted. Sullivan, McKay and Krives noted low humming sound and reported twenty to 30 objects. Cooley reported twelve discs at about 20,000 feet. Patterson, Lissy and Ellis were pilots. 30 – 90 seconds.
(The UFO Report, Hynek; McDonald 1968; FOIA; Report on the UFO Wave of 1947, Bloecher)