NUFORC Sighting 178170

Occurred: 2023-09-08 17:45 Local
Reported: 2023-09-08 21:22 Pacific
Duration: 4
No of observers: 1

Location: Richmond, VA, USA
Location details: High altitude east of Richmond

Shape: Orb


I saw a round orb shaped object sitting stationary amongst the clouds.

While sitting in my work vehicle I saw what appeared at first to be a bright light amongst the clouds. My first thought was that it was possibly headlights from an airplane because it appeared just east of the Richmond airport. As I continued to watch it I couldn’t help but notice that it wasn’t moving. I reasoned that maybe it was an airplane moving directly towards my direction but the glow was steady and unbroken. Due to its location at the lower portion of clouds it seemed to me that if it were an airplane the reflection of it would have altered as it passed below the shadow of the clouds above. But the object remained stationary for the entire 2 to 3 minutes that I observed it. I then took out my cell phone and put it on max zoom to snapped a photo. At first glance at the photo the object is very difficult to see. But once I enlarged the photo in my phone the orb appeared rather clearly amongst the clouds.

NUFORC Note:

Cannot discern orb in photo.




Posted 2023-09-10

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