|Occurred : 3/13/1999 05:55 (Entered as : 03/13/99 05:55)
Reported: 4/19/2017 4:42:23 PM 16:42
Location: Galax, VA
|Blue orb seen in Southwest mountains of Virginia in 1999.
I was on my way to pick up a friend for a trip to Charlotte, NC. I was about 10 miles west of Galax, VA, in a very rural, sparsely populated, area of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was 5:55 am.
As I drove south on Cold Springs Lane near my friend's house, I noticed a blue orb approaching from the west. It was about the size of a tennis ball. It was silhouetted against a mountain ridge in front of me and about 15 degrees above my position. Due to these facts I know it was low and moving slow. It appeared to be moving up the whole time I observed it. It exited my field of vision to the east behind a grove of trees.
I am an amateur radio operator, have taken all of the SkyWarn training classes available and serve as an official weather observer for the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, VA.