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Occurred : 12/16/2006 07:29 (Entered as : 12/16/2006 7:29)
Reported: 12/26/2006 3:43:35 AM 03:43
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: New Castle, VA
Shape: Changing
Light (object) rising from ground up in corkscrew motion leaving visible trail (see photos)

Sighting and photos by my 38 year old son made from the deck of his home near New Castle,VA, USA. He had intended to photograph the sunrise and captured a series of photos that show an object that he said was rising in a swirling motion (corkscrew) from the ground up.The time on the photos indicate that the sighting started at 7:11 AM and ended at 7:13 AM. He was using a digital camera and the photos were made as fast as the camera would cycle.There is an aircraft con-trail visible in the background that seems to go approximately North to South. The object seems to change shape, but since he stated that it was swirling, it could be just just different views of the same shape. I know of no other reports of sighting in the area at the time and have heard no reports of aviation problems at the time. I will attach the photos which are large files.

((NUFORC Note: Missile launch from Wallops Island, VA. PD))