NUFORC Sighting 32906

Occurred: 2003-11-05 19:00 Local
Reported: 2003-11-06 11:18 Pacific
Duration: few seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Alexandria, VA, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object

6-8 Bright lights, in a line. Moving slowly north. Over or near Old Town Alexandria/Potomac River.

I was stopped at a light facing east. It was dark, and there was an overcast. While looking up at the traffic light, I noticed a series of white lights (maybe yellow). Maybe 6 or 8 in a tight line. They were heading north/northeast. Between the overcast and the distance, it was to difficult to make out a distinct shape. If I had to guess, I would say that it was cigar shaped. I've lived in the area for a couple of years. I've seen 100's of airplanes take off and land at Regan National Airport. Airplanes are pretty easily recognizable at the elevation you see them coming and going from an airport only a few miles away. It was extraodinarily large, and moving slow. Coincidentally (or not) as the object moved out of sight, sirens begun blaring and in the intersection behind me I could see (through my rear view) a couple of black Surburbans (tinted with the dashboard police lights) fly through the intersection. They were escorted by a couple of city police. They too were heading north. That in itself isn't too alarming. I also worked in D.C. for a couple of years a grew accustomed to the Secret Service/FBI (whoever) Surburbans speeding all over the place. But in Alexandria, escorted by police, it seemed a little out of place. I would urge anyone reading this, who might have seen the same thing to file a report.

Posted 2003-11-08

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