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Occurred : 7/23/1996 22:30 (Entered as : 07/23/96 22:30)
Reported: 4/2/2001 23:30
Posted: 4/28/2001
Location: Danville, VA
Shape: Disk
Duration:4 to 5 minutes
as the ufo took off at very high speed ,the jets coming in 10 to 15 minutes later meant it was definately something.

i am a ((public servant)) in the city of danville and i live in the county area which is a city address but still in the county.me and my brother in law were taking off the trash and when i got to the top of my road i took a right. as soon as i got on rt.863 (moorefield bridge rd.)i noticed an orange type round objcct just sitting about estimated 500 ft. in the air at a complete standstill. didnt really think nothing until we went under it and it looked very unreal.i asked my brother in law what he thought it was and he had no idea neither.i pulled off the road at on the corner of mt. cross rd. and rt.863. we got out and watched it just sit there.there was no colorfull lights like in the movies.it was one color from what i could see.we watched in amazement and couldnt beleive it. about 30 seconds into watching it, it started moving very slowly to the west back towards martinsville va. we watched it for about 10 seconds and it took off faster than i have ever seen anything before in my life. kind of like the startrek ent. did at the end of the show.afterwards we took off trash and went back home, and i told my wife what had happended.she thought i was full of it. about 15 minutes after we saw it take off, we heard a bunch of noise and went outside to see and it was about 10 to 15 jets flying in the same direction the ufo was flying. couldnt tell wheather it was military jets or not for it being dark.also before i forget the ufo made no noise whats so ever. so my queston is was it military all along just performing top secret stuff. i think not for it was to fast ,and the round shape of it and it making no noise at all.we are not that advanced yet anyways. somebody and i dont know who picked it up on radar and whatever military branch went to check it out.from the time we saw it fly away until the jets flew over my house was about a 10 to 15 minute span.my wife then believed us after what had happened because never have we seen that many jets at one time over our area and at that hour too. on another note ! the ufo more than likely could have been seen from my house.my brother in law is pretty much a loser and not a good reference to use but he happened to be there with me. but that is the coolest thing to ever happen to me. about a week later i told my brother who is a policeman in the city of danville va, and he told me he saw something flying over rt.836 before too. i wont go into that story though,but pretty akward huh.both of us are outstanding citizens in our community so take if for what its worth.that certain area is prone to weird stuff happening. about a weekbeforemy incedent me and my wife were coming home from going out to eat, and as soon as we got out of the car we heard a loud windy firey noise,and as i turned around i saw a great big fireball diving over the trees. a pretty close asteroid, and large one.not a ufo though but not a shooting star neither. once again something strange in that area,but that one is explainable.the other story is unexplainable. take it for what its worth .but it was dramatic for me and my brother in law. ill never forget it . if anybody wants a more elaborated story email me at ((e-address deleted)) on another short note i dont live at the that address anymore. i have no pictures or video but would be happy to draw a map and a description of the ufo if needed. just let me know.