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Occurred : 2/7/2001 18:35 (Entered as : 02/07/01 1635)
Reported: 2/8/2001 07:29
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Wheaton/Kensington, MD
Shape: Changing
Duration:16:35
SHAPE CHANGING OBJECT IN WASHINGTON DC AREA

I WAS TRACELING DOWN CONN. AVE HEADING FROM WHEATON TO THE KENSINGTON BETHESDA AREA. IT WAS @6:35 PM TRAFIC WAS HEAVY THE SKY WAS DARK BUT VERY VERY CLEAR. AHEAD IN THE SKY TO THE RIGHT OF ME ABOVE I NOTICE WHAT AT FIRST LOOKED LIKE A HELICOPTER THEN IT CHANGED SHAPE LIT UP RED & WHITE LIGHTS TILTED & WAS IN THE SHAPE OF A CROSS STRAIGHTED OUT & SPED OFF. ABOUT 1 MINUTE LATER TO THE LEFT OF ME ABOUT 1 MILE IN DISTANCE I SAW THE SAME THING IT ALMOST LOOKED LIKE A HOVERING MINVAN IN THE SKY ONLY ONE OR TWOE LIGHTS THEN IT TILTED TOOK ON THE SHAPE OF THE CROSS LIT UP RED & WHITE KEPT FLYING ACROSS CONN AVE BEHIND THE CONN BELAIR POOL I COULD SEE THROUGH THE TREES IT LOWERING & LOWERING FROM MY CAR THE LAST I SAW THROUGH THE TREES IT WAS EYE LEVEL WITH ME THEN I HAD TO CONTINUE IN TRAFFIC & COULD SEE NO MORE.

((NUFORC Note: We believe the witness may mean "1835 hrs.," not "1635," judging from the time cited in the text of the description. We have changed the time here. PD))