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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/9/2021 21:00 (Entered as : 02/09/2021 9:00 PM)
Reported: 3/24/2023 2:08:56 PM 14:08
Posted: 4/9/2023
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Shape: Orb
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams
Orb of orange light moving upwards and sideways, shining a beam of light around as if searching, then dematerializing until gone.

My children and I were looking out into the night sky from our front door, when we noticed a large flying craft. It had an orange light/glow, and was flying unlike any aircraft that we know of. It would mostly fly upwards, sometimes sideways, and seemed a little jerky or erratic. It also had a beam of light coming down from it. It seemed to be searching for something. It made no sounds like how planes, helicopters, or drones make. The entire time it made no noise and was completely silent.Then after about a minute, it started to dematerialize slowly until it vanished completely while we watched. The night before, my daughter had been playing with a laser pointer and shining it into the sky.