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Occurred : 12/21/2003 22:30 (Entered as : 12/21/2003 22:30)
Reported: 12/21/2003 9:37:49 PM 21:37
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Manassas, VA
Shape: Circle
Duration:1-3 minutes
I looked up and saw what looked like a column of discs flying silently in formation as I arrived home around 10:pm 12/21/03.

I was arriveing home around 10:30pm from playing a gig at a christmas party when, as I'm walking toward my house from the car, I glance up to look at the stars because it was such clear sky, and I think I see something like three or four falling stars at once. As I start to look down again I do a double take and they're still there. I see these gray circle shaped objects moving across the sky from south west to north east approximately. They were completely silent from my perspective. They seemed maybe three times the diameter of Jupitor but not as bright. I'm not sure but they seemed to be in rows of 6-9 across moving in a column. Their speed was about the speed of a passenger jet comming in for a landing at Dulles Airport. I happen to live under flight path to and from Dulles. These craft, or whatever they were, seemed to follow that flight path. I have no idea what their altitude was. If I were to guess I would say maybe seven or eight thousand feet. I can't be sure though. To give you some idea of what it looked like to me, the first impression I had was that of a planetarium moving the lights across the sky. Eccept the circles positions relative to each other were not stationary. They sort of floated very slightly in relation to each other as they moved across the sky. I can't say how many because the column was there when I looked up. From what I saw it could have been anywhere for 15-1500.

((NUFORC Note: We do not know what the witness observed. The report does not seem to us consistent with an observation of a flock of migratory birds. PD))