NUFORC Sighting 106773

Occurred: 2014-01-29 20:10 Local
Reported: 2014-01-30 13:02 Pacific
Duration: 5-10 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Oakton, VA, USA

Shape: Diamond
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

Hovering octagonal (diamond) shape object with flashing lights in the night sky.

January 30, 2014

Last night, January 29, shortly after 8pm when my husband and I were driving into our driveway and as we neared the entrance to our garage, I saw in the night sky above us what I initially thought might be a helicopter, but it was not the shape of a helicopter, but more of an octagonal shape with flashing lights (I’m going to say red, white, and blue) on each corner. It was hovering above us. I could also detect the lights of an airplane high above it on its way to Dulles Airport.

We live a 15-20 minute drive from Dulles Airport and are in the flight pattern for planes flying into Dulles. I quickly rolled down my window to see if I could hear a helicopter sound, but no, no buzzing of a helicopter, which is also not unusual to see and hear in our neighborhood, and it was as this point that it sped out of my view. This all happened in a matter of seconds. I don’t know how long it had been hovering there before we saw it.

Posted 2014-01-30

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