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Occurred : 1/2/2004 18:20 (Entered as : 01/02/2004 18:20)
Reported: 1/2/2004 4:36:40 PM 16:36
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Fairfax County, VA
Shape: Other
Duration:15 min
I was shopping in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Fairlax County on Route 7 (between Alexandria and Falls Church). I saw an object with flashing green and red lights and white strobe lights hovering and then circling over the intersection of Columbia Pike and Route 7. I retrieved my 10 X 50 binoculars from the trunk of my car and tried to discern what the shape of the object was. All I could see was a string of red and green flashing lights and 3-4 white strobe lights. This object gradually moved to the SW and I saw a number of flashing "fireflies" that were green in color detach from the object and fly in various directions. After the object disappeared to the SW I saw several lights from some light aircraft flying in the vicinity of where the object had been hovering. The object emittted a sound like a radial aircraft engine.

I saw and heard a similar object flying in circles over my home immediately after September 11, 2001.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))