|Occurred : 8/28/2001 20:43 (Entered as : 08/28/01 20:43)
Reported: 8/28/2001 19:30
Location: Chester, VA
|Rectangular Object In Virginia Sky
Tonight at 8:43 EDT I observed a rectangular object traveling from east to west approximately 10 miles south of Richmond, Va. at approximately 10 to 20 thousand feet. The object was traveling at a speed that would equal, but not exceed that of a commercial airliner. What caught my attention was the fact that the object had atleast 10-12 white lights and 2 red rotating beacons located both fore and aft of the object. I happened to be looking at the moon at the time with a set of binoculars that I had just cleaned, so I was able to zero in on the object. Most commercial airline traffic that crosses this particular airspace does so in a south to north path at approx. 35,000 ft. Local air travel to the Chesterfield County Airport crosses my property from east to west, but does so at altitudes of approx. 500ft. on approach. Chesterfield handles small private aircratft as well as some business jets.