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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/31/2005 21:15 (Entered as : 10/31/05 21:15)
Reported: 11/1/2005 5:15:45 AM 05:15
Posted: 11/3/2005
Location: Leesburg, VA
Duration: few seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail
Very bright flash with a tail seen in the night sky on Oct. 31, 2005 between 21:00 and 21:30 over Leesburg, VA.

Basically, sometime between 21:00 and 21:30 on October 31, 2005, a bright flash with a tail was witnessed over Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia.

I personally did see the flash, which was a very bright white/blue in color. I didn't think much of it at the time and didn't think to report it to anyone.

I heard about it being discussed on the radio this morning as others have seen it and some called the FAA to let them know.

It was supposedly brightest over Leesburg, but visible from as far away as the Fairfax County Parkway, which is about 15 miles away.

(Hopefully with some people reporting the incident, there will be some records of this event.)

My understanding is as of now, the FAA is explaining this as some type of fireball. (?)