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Occurred : 9/6/2001 13:28 (Entered as : 09/06/01 13:28)
Reported: 9/6/2001 14:20
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Richmond, VA
Shape: Changing
Duration:12 minutes
White/silver floating object over downtown sky of Richmond, Virginia, high altitude, stationary and mobile behaviors.

Observer: 29 year-old male, bachelors, masters degrees. College course in physics and astronomy. 1. Sitting outside at downtown Richmond, Va. cafe; was facing north, Sun was directly over head and slightly behind; no clouds in the sky. 2. Noticed a white/silver object almost directly overhead, maybe 80 degrees north of the sun. Looked to be a weather ballon; using triangulation with pencil-tip placed in front of my right eye, I determined without a doubt that the object was completely stationary. 3. The object remained stationary for up to ten minutes, after which, it began to move southward. 4. Over the two-minute journey out of sight, the object seemed to be rotating, or gyrating, in that it slightly changed shape (as if it were a pyramid or boomerang shape and was turning over). 5. The object proceeded in its southerly direction and passed the sun to the west... but not by much. It was still distinctly bright, even while passing in close proximity to the sun. 6. I brought this to the attention of two women sitting nearby, who acknowledged the object.