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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 11/3/2005 20:00 (Entered as : 11/03/05 20:00)
Reported: 11/4/2005 12:26:23 PM 12:26
Location: Lynchburg, VA
Duration: 20 secs
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|V-shaped lights, very faint and moving amazingly fast....this was no man made aircraft!!!
I honestly have never seen anything in the sky quite like this. I've seen plenty of meteors and a few satellites fall and crash into the atmosphere (a sight to behold if you've never had the priviledge!!! Quite a light show!) but never anything like this.
I was gazing at the stars at 8:00 p.m. while talking to a friend over the phone. All of a sudden on the left skyline (would be east I suppose) a faint string of lights came flying across the sky in a V-shaped pattern.
The lights were very faint but still obvious to the naked eye. They didn't blink either, not even flicker, and each light was perfectly intervalled with the next. It looked like a flock of birds really, except that I haven't found a species YET that can illuminate in flight!
This V-Shaped string of lights "flapped" its "wings" while in flight and sped across the sky with a speed never duplicated by any of the man made aircraft I've seen (and I live fairly close to the airport, I've seen MANY planes come in, this was NO PLANE!!!)
As the craft was exiting to the western skyline, it "straightened" out and did a spiral like move, holding the shape of a circle for a few moments before looping back out into the flying V, and then it disappeared over the horizon.
This entire show took only about 20-30 seconds before it disappeared into the night and I never heard the sound of an engine or anything remotely distinguishable as such. Again, I've never seen anything move like this, and certainly never this fast.
There were commercial airplanes in the sky at the same time this craft flew through, and they took easily 5 minutes or more to clear the amount of sky that this craft breezed through in 30 seconds!
I'm happy to see that others have reported very similar sightings in other areas. Was it a UFO, you're guess is as good as mine. Personally, I'm thrilled I had the opportunity to observe this craft, it is an experience I will not soon forget!
((NUFORC Note: We have responded to the witness, inquiring whether she thinks there is any possibility that the objects she observed might have been a "V" formation of migratory birds. PD))