|Occurred : 10/13/2007 11:15 (Entered as : 10/13/07 11:15)
Reported: 10/15/2007 9:39:29 AM 09:39
Location: Fairfax, VA
|Spherical object traveling eastward then northward from Dulles Airport, paralleling Route 50 in Fairfax VA.
Watching son's baseball game at Providence Elementary School, 3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, FA. Approximately 11:15, noticed object approaching approximately from west, traveling approximately east, paralleling Route 50. Appeared to be aircraft approaching head-on. Noticed that there was no contrail, as with other jets in air at time. As object approached overhead, turned approximately due north. Did not seem to be aircraft or helicopter. No change in perspective; object remained speherical in form, and did not change to oblong shape as aircraft would have. Did not appear to be floating on wind currents, but looked to be propelled. Was not satelite or space station, because did not travel in straight trajectory, was seen in daylight, and was traveling within earth's atmosphere. Object disappeared from view at approximately 11:25. Called Dulles Airport Operations Center, who contacted FAA radar center in Leesburg, VA. No reports of weather balloons or other such objects in airspace at time. Did not appear to be a small mylar "party/birthday" balloon, because did not drift with wind or rise on currents out of view, and seemed too high. Travelled at constant altitude with constant velocity.