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Occurred : 11/7/2001 17:30 (Entered as : 11/07/01 17:30)
Reported: 11/9/2001 10:34:31 AM 10:34
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Alexandria, VA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 seconds
Ball of light moves over heads of people in traffic - appears to head toward the ground but no sign of crash evident.

Heading south on Quaker Lane in the City of Alexandria at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 7, 2001. Stopped at a traffic light when object moved over us on a North - South trajectory. The object appeared to be a ball of light, and looked as though it was less than a mile over our heads. As it moved southward it curved toward the ground, and I instinctively looked for a sign of impact as we were on a hill and should have seen something. We saw no impact. The object simply curved toward the ground and disappeared. Both observers are in professional occupations with advanced degrees. Visibility was excellent - at least five miles from the hill on which we were stopped to hills in Fairfax County.