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Occurred : 1/15/2005 15:00 (Entered as : 01/15/2005 15:00)
Reported: 9/3/2005 8:08:07 PM 20:08
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Richmond, VA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:45 seconds
3 Spheres trailing behind passenger airliner

This sighting occured on a clear, sunny day in the afternoon in Richmond's West End.

I just stepped outside with my bassett hound on her leash. I noticed a passenger airliner flying very low in the sky heading roughly southeasterly in direction. The plane was in my direct field of vision and VERY close.

It was then I witnessed three white or silver spheres emerge from behind the airliner headed in a slightly different direction (east), but much more slowly. They appeared to be extremely close to fuselage. I immediately stopped in my tracks and began to observe intently.

Two were very close together with one trailing behind somewhat. They were lined up in a line parallel to the ground. I could see something black swirling around them every few seconds. They made absolutely no sound. I watched them proceed eastward until they left my sight. I have never seen anything like this.

I have a background in the Air Force and I spent several years in western states that are considered "hotbeds" for UFO activity. Never seen anything like this before.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))