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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/24/1998 19:00 (Entered as : 12/24/98 1900-1915)
Reported: 12/28/1998 11:48
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Fairfax, VA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1.5 sec.
I was ouyside my cousin's home smoking a cig. before getting ready to go to work at Dulles airport as a aviation mechanic. I was watching the stars as it was a very clear night at that time. I was looking at the moon which was about three fourths full, and also seeing some aircraft in the distance. I believe i was facing south east or east looking at the stars just below the moon when an object went from my right to the left, at level flight, no noise whatsoever, no lights of any kind traveling above the speed of sound at a very low altitude ( a few hundred feet) above the trees in a residential area. I believe the ONLY reason I saw it, was because the moon was almost full and the object passed brtween me and the moon, the angle of the moon caused a reflection to shine off of the skin of the object. Same reflection as polished metal. The object left no trail to be seen (such as a shooting star) I've seen shooting stars and all types of aircraft and this WAS NOT either one of them.