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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/13/1999 05:55 (Entered as : 03/13/99 05:55)
Reported: 4/19/2017 4:42:23 PM 16:42
Posted: 4/20/2017
Location: Galax, VA
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 10 seconds
Blue orb seen in Southwest mountains of Virginia in 1999.

I was on my way to pick up a friend for a trip to Charlotte, NC. I was about 10 miles west of Galax, VA, in a very rural, sparsely populated, area of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was 5:55 am.

As I drove south on Cold Springs Lane near my friend's house, I noticed a blue orb approaching from the west. It was about the size of a tennis ball. It was silhouetted against a mountain ridge in front of me and about 15 degrees above my position. Due to these facts I know it was low and moving slow. It appeared to be moving up the whole time I observed it. It exited my field of vision to the east behind a grove of trees.

I am an amateur radio operator, have taken all of the SkyWarn training classes available and serve as an official weather observer for the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, VA.