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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/25/2001 20:00 (Entered as : 6-25-01 2000)
Reported: 6/26/2001 06:06
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Mineral, VA
Shape: Light
Duration:15 seconds
This was a very large round white light with hazy light emitted from the left of it. It appeared to be coming towards us.

An large light was noted coming from east towards the west. The light was moving towards us but to the side (its left) a cloudy area was illulminated with light also. We watched, thinking it was an airplane with landing lights on but wondering what the cloud to its left was. Suddenly the light dissappeared but the hazy area remained for a short time. Nothing else remained. We continued watching thinking an thinking something should remain--absolutely nothing. I first spotted the object. I am ((medical professional)). My husband is attending ((school deleted)) to attain a ((subject deleted)) degree. Of the other two witnesses, one is an orderly in a hospital and the other works in city goverment. We are all over forty years of age. This area is extremely rural.

((NUFORC Note: We believe that the cluster of reports that appear her for the evening of Monday, June 25, 2001, were caused by the launch of an ICBM by the U. S. Navy from the Kennedy Space Center. We are grateful to the FAA Military Liason office in Jacksonville, FL; the USAF 45th RANDS unit; and the Naval Operations and Testing Unit ("NOTU") for their assistance in our attempt to determine the cause of these reports. A similar test was conducted by the USS West Virginia submarine off the east coast of Florida on March 07, 1998, which caused similar reports. PD))