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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/8/2014 21:35 (Entered as : 02/08/2014 21:35)
Reported: 2/9/2014 7:43:40 AM 07:43
Posted: 2/14/2014
Location: Leesburg, VA
Shape: Light
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Cluster of orange lights on east coast between Baltimore and Washington

We (2 people, 53 and 17) saw a cluster of orange lights. Four or five were very close together and could be covered by two fingers held at arms length. One was lower in the sky about 4 fingers width. And two or three others were within a hand width of the main cluster. They were at a bearing of about 80 degrees from my zip code and roughly 20 to 25 degrees above the horizon. I am an engineer.

I have seen numerous planes lined up to approach a large airport (like Las Vegas or Dulles) and this formation did not resemble anything like that. In addition they were gone when I stopped the car at home 90 seconds later to get a better look. They all appeared roughly stationary. I was driving our car east and was near home. Once I got home, I hurried to get some binoculars and ran upstairs and they had all disappeared except one and it faded shortly after I found it in the binoculars. I have never seen lights I could not explain and I believe these must have been military, but I have no idea what they were since they didn't have the light characteristics of a helicopter and were too stationary for planes. I expected to find an explanation in the news this morning and reports of other people seeing the same thing, but when I didn't, I was surprised and decided to post the sighting here. As an engineer with a technical background in physics I believe visits from a foreign world are impossible to our planet. These had an earthly origin, but I have no idea what it was.