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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/3/2015 03:45 (Entered as : 08/03/2015 03:45)
Reported: 8/3/2015 4:57:11 PM 16:57
Posted: 8/6/2015
Location: Richmond, VA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 30 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object
Large, silent blue meteor like object fly over James River and quickly disappear.

My boyfriend and I were walking home to The Fan neighborhood from a friends house on the south side near Midlothian, early in the morning, between 3:30 and 4 AM. We were crossing the "35 cent bridge" that goes over the James River, when, to our left, we saw a blue shooting star-like object with a trail of what looked like smoke fly west for about 2 seconds before completely disappearing.

My first thought was that it must be a meteor, but it was way too low in the sky and was flying too slowly. It made no sound and like I said it disappeared after a couple seconds. The whole thing happened pretty quickly, and was like nothing I have ever seen before. There was another person walking toward us going the opposite direction over the bridge and when we crossed paths we asked him if he had seen it too. He said he did and just as we were describing it to each other, we both saw another object flying farther away and in another direction (north), but this one was not blue or particularly lit up. It appeared much smaller as it was much farther away and was going much faster. After searching the Internet for meteor showers in the region or anything to explain what it might have been I have found nothing.