NUFORC Sighting 54023

Occurred: 2006-12-16 07:00 Local
Reported: 2006-12-16 12:52 Pacific
Duration: five minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Stafford, VA, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Left a trail

Possible rocket launched from eastern shore of Maryland/Virginia (Chesapeke Bay)

certainly not extraterrestrial, but odd. Trajectory almost precisely (apparently) east-west. Similar in behavior and speed to commercial airliner, but with only one contrail while flying, but odd for its time of day, apparent altitude (seemingly lower than trans-atlantic jet airliner), and flight corridor - no airplanes have ever been seen flying at that altitude, and certainly no trans-atlantic commercial jets. After returned (20 seconds away) from getting my camera, the contrails (which had been straight) were wavy due to wind (no doubt), but the odd thing is that the UFO was still shining bright - probably reflection of the sun - sun was rising, but hadn't yet risen, but was apparently stationary. It faded over the next minute. I have a couple of photos of this.


Missile launch from Wallops Island, VA. PD

Posted 2007-02-01

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