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Occurred : 6/8/2001 20:00 (Entered as : 06/08/01 20:00)
Reported: 6/10/2001 00:26
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Richmond, VA
Shape: Changing
Duration:15 minutes
Small black object stationary high in the sky, may have split into two.

The object was way off in the distance, so I can't say much about its shape. It was about 8:00pm, fairly clear skies. My girlfriend noticed something in the sky and pointed it out to me. It was black, as far as I could tell.. but it was so far away that I guess it could have been some other color. Anyway, normally I would have thought it was a plane.. but it wasn't moving at all. It was just sort of floating there. My next thought was, "must be a helicopter." But it was much, much higher than I'd ever seen a helicopter. Then again, I'm not an expect on helicopters, so maybe. We kept looking at it and it seemed to change shape a little.. or it was rotating so that I was seeing it from a different angle. At one point, I _think_ I saw it split into two pieces. The two pieces remained right next to each other, though, so it could have just been thin in the middle. The distance may have made it seem like the parts were separate. After about 15 minutes or so, the object was so faint that we lost it. I realize my description has a lot of "seemed like"s and "couldn't exactly tell because of the distance"s, but that's the best I can do. The object wasn't zipping all over the sky or shooting out laser beams or anything. It was just behaving in a way that didn't match what I expect planes/helicopters to do. Not strange enough for me to yell, "whoa, aliens!" but strange enough to make me look for UFO sighting pages on the web. Take that however you like.