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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/16/2006 07:00 (Entered as : 16 dec 06 07:00)
Reported: 12/16/2006 12:52:58 PM 12:52
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Stafford, VA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: five minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Possible rocket launched from eastern shore of Maryland/Virginia (Chesapeke Bay)

certainly not extraterrestrial, but odd. Trajectory almost precisely (apparently) east-west. Similar in behavior and speed to commercial airliner, but with only one contrail while flying, but odd for its time of day, apparent altitude (seemingly lower than trans-atlantic jet airliner), and flight corridor - no airplanes have ever been seen flying at that altitude, and certainly no trans-atlantic commercial jets. After returned (20 seconds away) from getting my camera, the contrails (which had been straight) were wavy due to wind (no doubt), but the odd thing is that the UFO was still shining bright - probably reflection of the sun - sun was rising, but hadn't yet risen, but was apparently stationary. It faded over the next minute. I have a couple of photos of this.

((NUFORC Note: Missile launch from Wallops Island, VA. PD))