|Occurred : 10/26/2001 05:00 (Entered as : 10/26/01 05:00)
Reported: 10/29/2001 6:58:33 AM 06:58
Location: Potomac, MD
|STEADY RED LIGHT GOING EAST TO WEST
STEADY RED LIGHT THE SIZE OF THE NORTH STAR, MOVING EAST TO WEST, VERY FAST, VERY HIGH. I HEARD AIRCRAFT ENGINES, BUT COULD NOT BE SURE IF THERE WAS ALSO AN AIRPLANE IN THE VISINITY. THE SOUND WAS SIMILAR TO THE F-14. IS THERE SOME KIND OF MILITARY AIRCRAFT THAT ONLY HAS RED LIGHTS AND DO NOT BLINK?
((NUFORC Note: All ships and aircraft are required to have a red light on the left (port) side, and a green light on the right (starboard) side during nighttime operations. This allows other craft to be able to identify which direction another craft is heading so a collision can be avoided. We suspect, given that the witness heard engine noise, that she witnessed a fast-moving aircraft, perhaps a military fighter. PD))