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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/29/2022 18:45 (Entered as : 09/29/2022 6:45 PM)
Reported: 9/29/2022 6:22:46 PM 18:22
Posted: 10/8/2022
Location: west hamlin, WV
Shape: Circle
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
several ufo/uap seen in the south western sky from my location by 3 whitnesses. white circle shape flying objects that disappeared.

In Lincoln County, West Virginia at 6:45 pm eastern time I was in my driveway looking at some deer and other animals with an ATN Thor LT 3-6 thermal (detects heat) hunting scope. I saw a plane up in the south to southwest sky (looking towards the west hamlin area from my position) and pointed my thermal scope at it and watched it for a few seconds (very very slow while watching like it should fall out of the sky) then I noticed some objects moving faster and the majority of them performing very smooth oval type patterns and I watched them for about 1-2 minutes until i saw 1 of them flying a very straight pattern for a fair distance until the pattern changed to a side to side zig zag pattern still moving forward (kind of like a digital heart beat) until it went over the tree line. At this point i started looking with my naked eye to make sure i wasn't crazy but I do not have the best eye sight and have some floaters in my vision so I went in the house and got my wife.... she came out and started looking though the thermal scope and also said she saw them and saw several of them (neither of us know exactly how many but i for sure saw 3 in my field of view at 1 time but estimate there could have been possibly 5 or 6 max but not 100% sure on that due to field of view of the scope and the fact that they were spread out and had overlapping patterns). I told her to just look with her eyes without the scope and make sure it wasn't something like birds or mosquitos/bugs or something else easily explainable flying around. She said she was able to see "a white thing flying around"..... at that time I had my 8 year old son come out and look (because he has good eyes) and tell me if he saw anything up there. after a few seconds looking up he said he saw "a white circle moving around" then he said "it just flashed bright and disappeared" then a few seconds later he said he saw a smaller white circle appear out of no where the it disappeared again. we stayed outside watching these things until 7:15 pm. I went back out again at approximately 7:45 pm and saw 1 singular object still moving flying some type of smooth circular/oval type pattern back and forth and around the same area in the sky for a couple of minutes until i finally got tired of holding my gun/scope up watching. i came inside and googled what to do and called this place and the gentlemen that answered (i believe his name was mr. davenport) asked me to type up what happened and submit it.