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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/1/1965 14:00 (Entered as : 10/01/65 14:00)
Reported: 3/18/2000 16:24
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Colonial Heights, VA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2 minutes
Saw sphere ping-ponging up and down and side to side in blue sky.

It was during late 1965 and I was home sick from school when I just happened to look out of the front door window when I noticed what looked like a metallic sphere reflecting in bright sun. I remember how clear and blue the sky was and noticed this little ball about the size of the point of a Bic Pen slowly drifting westard. I thought it must be a weather balloon because I could still see that it was rounded. Of course I didn't think much of it until it suddenly stopped and simply hung in midair for a little too long. I thought that that was very odd - especially when it began to jiggle and ping-pong up and down and side to side with such speed, grace and agility that nothing earth-made could compare. It then quickly dropped downward while increasing in size to about a pencil's eraser, still reflecting the sun and began jiggling and ping ponging some more. It then drifted slowly eastward and rose and dropped again where it jiggled some more until it hung in midair again. Then it finally shot eastward from a dead stop across the horizon and out of sight like a bullet. I all, I'd say this took about two minutes. This sighting was reported to local police and reported in the local paper. About 18 months ago is when the Richmond Times Dispatch recreated the sighting and called it "The Great Central Virginia Sighting" and noted that more than 25,000+ reports of this are on file from the Cental Virginia area. I feel that I was very privileged in having seen what has to have been life from another world.