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Occurred : 10/7/2006 02:00 (Entered as : 10/07/06 02:00)
Reported: 10/24/2006 8:30:56 AM 08:30
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 min?
Ball of light at ROTC training

This happened during an Army ROTC training weekend in a large wooded area on base.

While on a land navigation exercise in the woods at about 2 am, perhaps 3-ish, two other people in my fire team and I witnessed a large ball of light traveling slowly over the treetops. there was a very high pitched humming noise.

Our compasses were not working, but using terrain association we figured that it was heading roughly north/northeast, at maybe 10-20 mph. It was moving much too slowly to be a missile or other projectile that I've ever seen, and was far too close to have been mistaken for a helicopter or an airplane.

We have not reported this incident to anyone, although I have heard from other cadets in the NR Battalion besides those in my squad/fireteam that saw the same object early that morning.

It passed almost over us, and I could not discern its shape, it was only a "blob" of light.