NUFORC Sighting 28605

Occurred: 1998-08-15 22:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2003-04-29 16:59 Pacific
Duration: 8-10 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Sterling, VA, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object, Emitted other objects

Two witnesses- a large star with four smaller stars revolving around it.

I was walking with a friend of mine from my house, down the street to his house. It was quite a while ago. He lives down the street from me. The stars were particularly visible that night, so I was looking at them while I walked. There was one star that caught my attention. It was as bright, if not brighter than the north star, but it was overhead, slightly to the east. I stopped my friend and asked him what star it was, and he didn't know. We looked at it a while, and were about to walk on. But then, four other smaller stars came out of the bright star, and seemed to revolve around it. It was extremely high and far away, but was clear enough to make out. The large star stayed stationary, as the other stars moved in and out and around erraticaly. No idea what it could have been. I am not a strong believer in UFO's. Just stumbled on the web-site and thought I'd report it.

Posted 2003-05-02

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