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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 12/26/1997 22:30 (Entered as : 12/26/97 2230)
Reported: 2/19/1998 22:45
Location: Dale City (Interstate 95), VA
Duration: 45 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|3, medium blue, grapefruit-sized lights in a triangular formation in the sky. It moved rapidly a short distance and then stopped in the sky. It did this approx. 3-4 times. Movement too rapid for any known aircraft (to my knowledge).
I was driving northbound on I-95 through Prince William Co. and almost in Fairfax Co., VA, at approx 2230 (no later than 2245). Three blue lights in the sky ahead of me caught my attention. I first thought it was a helicopter. However, the blue was medium in shade (the most beautiful I've ever seen). The color was captivating. They were too large for any aircraft of which I am familiar. They were grapefruit-sized. The three lights formed a perfect triangle. This formation moved rapidly, a short distance and then came to an abrupt and complete stop. It repeated this action 3 - 4 times within my field of vision. During movement, the lights never changed size (as if the line of sight distance made no effect) nor did the distance of the lights from each other vary. It maintained the perfect triangular formation during all movement. I could see no lights or craft between the blue lights; only an intense blackness filled the triangle. It left my field of vision rapidly...it flew rapidly to the right, and was gone. During the time I saw this I was driving, northbound, on interstate 95. So I began at 75 mph and then when I saw it I slowed to approx. 60mph. It was visable to me for approx. 45 secs. I dismissed it as nothing. It is highly unusual for me however, that i cannot forget it or dismiss it. I remember it more clearly than anything I have ever seen. I find it unusual that I frequently think of it and look now in the night skies as if I might see something. I am not a UFO seeker/searcher. Whatever it was, it had an effect on me that nothing else ever has.