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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/20/1998 22:00 (Entered as : 09/20/98 22:00)
Reported: 2/21/2000 08:39
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Centreville, VA
Shape: Light
Duration:
My friend and I were observing airplane traffic when we noticed an object similar to a satillite manuevoring very bizzare and then at a extreme rate of speed shot northbound. It was still visable for about twenty seconds then again shot off to the north and disappeared. It was more than likely outside the atmosphere and looked no different than the North Star. I witnessed this object zig-zag and manuevor. Something was controlling this object. No sattilite can manuevor at that rate of speed. This object would move quicker than my own eyes. I watch the skies periodically and never have I seen something in this nature. I live by Dulles Airport so I know what should and shouldn't be flying around my house.

It was about 10:00pm on Wycombe St. in Centreville Va. My french friend and I were observing the traffic of airplanes above when something caught both our attention at the same time. An object very far away moving at first very slowly. This object had the appearance no different from what a star would look like. At first I thought it was just a sattilite until the object moved very quickly to the left and to the right and then to the left again. Then the object remained stationary for about two or three seconds. My friend and I woke up the neighborhood with obsenities. About that time the object zipped to a more northern area in the sky very very fast. Right after that it shot off out of our site within the blink of an eye. I will never forget that experience.