NUFORC Sighting 180948

Occurred: 2024-03-11 21:12 Local
Reported: 2024-03-29 07:11 Pacific
Duration: 3 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Richmond, VA, USA
Location details: Driving south from the airport going up the Airport Dr. bridge passenger window facing west

Shape: Other
Color: White
Viewed From: Land
Direction from Viewer: West
Angle of Elevation: 45
Explanation: Starlink - Possible
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

5-8 orb-shaped lights, in a perfectly straight row heading SE then suddenly disappearing.

After picking up my friend at the Richmond Airport at 9:06pm, we drove south on airport drive. As we went up the Airport Dr. bridge, passing the San-j building on our right, my friend pointed out the passenger side window (west) at lights in the sky among the airplanes passing by. There were no clouds whatsoever and we could clearly see planes, the moon, and constellations, but this UFO stood out. I slowed the car down to avoid swerving while leaning to look out the passenger window and saw the object(s) clearly.

It had 5-8 clear, bright orbs, seemingly attached to something keeping them in a perfect line. The orbs were distinct, clearly not reflections. They seemed lower than the airplanes around them and brighter, and moved southeast towards/above us. My friend put down her bag to grab her phone and was able to snap one, blurry picture before the objects completely disappeared. The whole event was maybe three seconds before the object(s) seemingly vanished.

We immediately scanned the sky for any signs but found none. We u-turned and circled back around the area but could find nothing. We checked Starlink and Blue Origin and there were no listed satellite releases or launches of any kind at our time and location.

(Moon visible as reference in picture)

Posted 2024-04-27

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