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Occurred : 9/27/2019 08:40 (Entered as : 9-27-19 8:40)
Reported: 10/10/2019 12:31:03 PM 12:31
Posted: 12/1/2019
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Shape: Other
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Unusuall objects in the sky over Blacksburg, VA

On Friday, September 27, 2019 at approximately 8:40pm in Blacksburg, Virginia, I was outside walking my dog on the trail and as usual, looking up into the sky to see what I could see. My first thoughts of the night were who exactly gets to occupy which altitudes in the sky? Because I noticed several aircraft in the air that evening, some at extremely high altitudes and others seemingly occupying various other levels of the atmosphere.

One aircraft in particular, that I presume to be of the private variety local to the Virginia Tech airport was flying in unusual patterns with a green, white and red light on it. I had taken the time to watch it carefully because it appeared to be unusual compared to the other aircraft I am accustomed to seeing in the air at night.

Considering I observe a lot of aircraft in the sky, it’s a regular occurrence here in Blacksburg, this particular aircraft was behaving in a way that made me consider the possibility some kind of driver’s education, behind the wheel class was going on? A minute or so would pass as I continued walking down the path and I looked up into the sky again to see the most amazing things.

There were three objects in the sky, one at the 11, 12 and 2 o’clock positions and they appear to be on fire. They were clustered together, seemingly moving independent of one another but the object at the 2 o’clock position moved around freely, very firefly, serpentine like and appeared to change altitudes and directions efficiently.

There was a rocket booster looking affect to the objects, but they were clearly emitting some kind of flame.

Unfortunately, I did not have my camera with me but I did sprint in vein in an attempt to get one. By that point, the objects were gone. The airplane I saw moving erratically in the sky no doubt was observing this same behavior and there was an uptick in traffic in my area immediately following the event, so I would have to think it was witnessed by more than just myself on ground level.