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Occurred : 10/31/2003 18:30 (Entered as : 10-31-2003 18:30)
Reported: 8/14/2016 6:52:34 AM 06:52
Posted: 8/16/2016
Location: Stafford, VA
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:2-3 seconds
On Halloween night 2003, the night was clear when a huge retangular object flew directly over my house.

It was Halloween night, October 31, 2003, in Stafford, VA. I was listening to the news this evening and heard the International Space Station was to be orbiting over the area and was to be visible.

Around 1800 hours, I was getting my kids ready for Trick or Treating in the neighborhood. They left around 1810 hours with my wife while I got the bucket filled with candy. I was outside setting up for 2 reasons: 1. So I was comfortable while giving out candy to all the kids. 2. To see if I could get a glimpse of the International Space Station.

At close to 1830 hours, I saw my neighbor across the street on his deck and then immediately a huge rectangular, metallic looking object flew directly over mine and my neighbor’s house. We looked at each other and I yelled to him that it was the International Space Station. I also said, that I was overwhelmed that they would actually fly the station this close to earth, because it appeared to fly so much lower than what an airplane flies.

I quickly went about the night and was telling everyone I saw the International Space Station. Another neighbor when he and his kids came by was excited to hear what I saw. He asked me to come over to his house the next night because he knew the Station would again be flying over the area the following night.

When I went over to his house the following night, he had his Telescope set up in his back yard. I kidding around with him, telling him he didn’t need the Telescope because what I saw flew so low, it was clearly visible. He explained that the Station while flying over you still needed either a Telescope or Binoculars to see it. I then kept my mouth shut and when the station did fly over, what I saw through the telescope, it was clearly what I did not see the night before.

What I saw Halloween night was rectangular and appeared to be about 50 yards in length. It was metallic, made absolutely no noise, and it flew off so quickly that at the time my mind could not comprehend. More specifically, at the moment it passed over, I cognitively thought I was seeing the International Space Station, and with it in space I knew its orbit would pass quickly and what I did not calculate in my mind was the close proximity it was overhead.

The UFO that I saw was not smooth and had its metal fabric skinned over every fitting it precisely. What I’m saying is the skin had nooks and crevices. There were no lights but appeared to have been laminated from the reflective lights of our neighborhood. I only had 2 seconds to see and comprehend what I saw, because has fast, as it appeared it too had disappeared.