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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/2011 01:00 (Entered as : 08/01/2011 1:00)
Reported: 8/1/2011 6:43:43 PM 18:43
Posted: 8/7/2011
Location: Danville, VA
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 2 hours
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Obvious non-human air craft

Last night a friend and myself were going outside for a smoke when we noticed a very unusual light in the far distant sky that was a circle from what we could see.. It was just hovering and moving in up and down, side to side motion. We then noticed that there were planes that were coming around and then circling the craft.

After maybe 20 minutes a second and third one appeared, however they left just as quickly as they had came. There were also beams of light that kept flying overhead. Too many to be shooting stars.

At about 2:00 am, there was a big beam of light that fell from the sky then became very large and turned bright green with a ring around it right above the tree line. Then it vanished.

My friend and I said to each other we had both had times that we could say “might have been ufo’s” but this was most defiantly the clearest it has ever been to seeing such an event that we could not move from where we stood.

Shortly after the object that had been hovering disappeared behind the trees over a field where there is a river that runs through our city. And there was no more activity of any planes or anything after that.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain semi-anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))