Ben McBee is a Portland-based writer and photographer who grew up along the banks of the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. He specializes in travel, food and science and his work has appeared in 1859 Oregon's Magazine, Portland Monthly and TravelAge West. When he's not producing stories, he enjoys hiking with his partner and pet Cockapoo.
It all began with two photographs taken on May 11, 1950, about 9 miles southwest of McMinnville in Sheridan. Evelyn Trent was feeding the animals behind her farmhouse when she spotted a disc-like object silently floating in the evening sky. More