|Occurred : 7/1/2001 00:30 (Entered as : 07/01/01 2400)
Reported: 7/22/2001 19:34
Location: Quantico, VA
|Bright light coming closer and then disappearing
I was on firewatch at Marine Corps Officer Candidate School and was looking out the window of the squad bay sometime between 2400 and 0100. I saw a light in the distance. At first I thought it was a star because it did not move, but then it started moving off towards the right, but then seemed to get closer (or at least a lot brighter). After maybe 5 seconds it quickly faded and then completely disappeared. It was a clear night and visibility was pretty far, but it couldn't have been more than a quarter mile away when it vanished.
((NUFORC Note: We are not certain whether the event occurred near midnight on June 30, July 01, or July 02nd. Time and date indicated by the witness are ambiguous. PD))