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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/11/1999 22:00 (Entered as : 07/11/99 2200)
Reported: 7/13/1999 13:36
Posted: 7/14/1999
Location: Manassas, VA
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 10:00
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
i witnessed a bright spherical object that hovered at a low alt. and moved very slowly. the object dissapeared and reapearred a moment later and i got my video camera and recorded the event.

on the date mentioned, i was sitting on my front porch and noticed a bright spherical object approaching towards me from the west. i first thought it was a commercial airliner approaching dulles airport with its landing lights on. i saw three commercial aircraft make approaches into dulles right in front of this light and i noticed that the light was not moving anymore. (i am a mechanic for a major airline and work at dulles. i live 17 miles from the airport and am located at the southern approach to dulles).i then noticed that the light had dissapeared. then about 30 seconds later the reapeared again in the same spot. i then ran in to get my video camera and started taping the event.the craft just hovered very low and in the same spot for a time. i zoomed in on the object and i could see that it was not totally spherical. i could see that the top had a "w" shape to and the bottom had a triangle shape to it. i continued to tape the craft and noticed small jet aircraft circling the object. they were not commercial airliners on approach for sure. the object seemed to be moving awat from me but it never lost altitude from my position. during all the taping the craft dissapeared and reapeared about 3 times and never moved.the jet aircraft kept circling this for the whole time. the craft finally dissapeared and i never saw it again for the rest of the night.