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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/3/1996 20:00
Reported: 6/4/1996 15:58
Posted: 11/2/1999
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Shape:
Duration: 40 min.
A woman and her son were sitting at their picnic table in the back yard, when her son called her attention to a bright light. Then a second similar light appeared behind the first.

Suddenly, the first light disappeared. The mother thought that it was simply the landing light on an aircraft.

After several minutes, when the objects had not disappeared from their sight, the mother obtained a pair of binoculars and looked at the bright lights. To her amazement, the objects looked shiney black, and cylindrical in shape. They had no visible wings. In addition, they had strobe-like lights on the bottom, and they flashed like fireworks.

No clouds in the sky.

Suddenly, one object rose vertically up into the sky.