Location: Richmond, VA, USA
Duration: 30 minutes+
No of observers: 0
Reported: 1999-09-01 00:00:00 Pacific
Posted: 1999-09-12 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object
Was heading Southbound on Interstate as a passenger in back of car, saw object behind us and it was making manuevers that no known aircraft could do! I watched as it streaked East-West extremely fast and and it finaly was between our car and huge buildings(downtown Richmond) and only several hundred feet away. It hovered for awile and then it was gone in a flash. It was not Fixed, Rotary, or any other known flying craft I know of! 22 years in Aviation Industry!
I was heading back to my post with friends and family when visiting in PA and was retuning to Camp Lejuene NC as I was an active duty Marine. We were heading southbound on Interstate very late in the evening. The vehicle was a 1965 Chev. with a sloped back window. I was a passenger in the back with my wife and my friend and his wife and sleeping young son was in the front. I leaned my head back, and saw what appeared to be a bright object moving swiftly across the sky and doing erratic right angle fast turning manuevers at 1st I thought it may be a reflection, so I rolled the window down to get a better look and saw that it was in fact something in the sky! Well, it ws cold so I immediately got objections from all the other passengers! But I continued tracking it and saw that it was getting much closer and following a similar path path as we were! At it's closest point it was less than 300' to my left and was totaly clearly visable as a saucer shaped craft! Up to that point in my life I did not have any desciption or drawing of what I saw, since then I have seen T.V. programs, movies and Newspaper descriptions of what others saw since then that summed up what I saw. I grew up just below the flight path for final approach for Philadelpia Intl Airport, and was always around military aircraft during my military career, I know beyond a shadow of any doubt, that what I witnessed was in fact not of this earth's technology! It was silver metalic with red bands and a white(bright) area and was very stable and deliberate in it's movements! We definetely ar not alone, I will testify to any and all statements made here to anyone! Also, while going through my basic training at Parris Is. SC in the time frame of Sept-Dec.'73, we were put on the alert...for real!, to report any objects that were sighted as the public/military had sighted a few objects in nearby Charleston, SC. This was front page news. I do not know if my sighting was ever documented and i don't even know where to begin to find out, but if somehow another report similar to mine ever comes across your research...I would love to know about it! I want to that you immensly for you creating this forum...it is a great site, and I will send$ to support your efforts in this endeavor!
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