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Occurred : 8/2/1998 23:30 (Entered as : 08/02/1998 23:30)
Reported: 12/19/2003 11:20:32 PM 23:20
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:several minutes
Sphere...silver...shiny....spotted in western Henrico County (Richmond, VA)

There was plenty of moonlight, and I was looking at a star in the sky, when something out of the corner of my eye caught my attention. A round ball...silver colored...came silently and swiftly into view. It wasn't very high in the sky...just above the treetops. It appeared to be unaffected by air currents because it simply moved in a straight line from left to right, and a bit ahead. (I was facing south or south-west). Though it had no light(s) of its own, the shiny silver ball was quite easy to see in the bright moonlight. It was going much too fast and too straight to be a child's balloon.