|Occurred : 7/8/2018 11:50 (Entered as : 07/08/18 11:50)
Reported: 7/8/2018 11:26:43 AM 11:26
Location: Springfield, VA
|Silent, moving light or shiny object observed in full daylight over Northern Virginia
I live near a flight path for Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA). I was in our backyard, and had just watched (and heard) a jet fly roughly overhead (NE) in its landing pattern towards DCA. A minute or so later, I saw a bright light or shiny object moving in the opposite direction (SW). It moved at roughly the same relative speed as the jet, given the jet was probably 2000-5000 feet above me.
I assumed this shiny object was also a plane, with the Sun reflecting off it, but it made no noise whatsoever. As it moved away, it took on the appearance of two lights, but i can't vouch for that as I sometimes see slightly double at a distance. The brightness, considering this was broad daylight and a completely cloudless sky, and the complete lack of noise were enough to make me think twice.
When it disappeared behind a tree, I got up and exited our backyard to the parking lot behind our house to get another look. The trip took me three seconds, but when I to got the parking lot, the object was no longer visible.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))