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Occurred : 12/12/2003 13:00 (Entered as : 12/12/2003 13:00)
Reported: 1/7/2004 5:30:56 PM 17:30
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Rockville, MD
Shape: Changing
Duration:30sec
Object that acted like a rust colored balloon turned flat and sped away.

I was looking out of a parked car window at a helicopter that looked like it was dragging a rust colored balloon behind it. The helicopter flew off and the 'balloon' floated free for awhile (15-20sec. A thought entered my mind "oh, someone lost their balloon." Then it's flight leveled off and it pivoted (changed)into a flat silver object that sped off flying low at tree level. The car windows were closed as it was cold, this was an urban area, and there was very little wind.