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Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/1/1996 22:00 (Entered as : 02/01/1996 22:00)
Reported: 4/5/2005 11:37:38 AM 11:37
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Kensington, MD
Shape: Light
Duration:Unknown
Stationary flashing colors of light behind mist appearing in night sky right above highway very large!

I am not 100% sure about the dates but it was winter in 1996 and I was visiting my then boyfriend in Silver Springs Maryland.

It was night time and a very clear and cold night. I was driving towards the Washington Beltway 495 heading home to my house with my boyfriend traveling to Pennsylvania.

Before we reached the beltway some 2 miles away in the distance my boyfriend and I saw an enormous flash in the sky. Almost like lightning but hovering by the horizon. I said "did you see that? It was like lightning!" He said he did see it.

I didn't think too much about it and we finally arrived on the beltway. We were coming up on the Mormon Temple in Kensington. The massive temple with the white spires and trumpeter and I noticed the lights were off (which I never have seen that before as the lights are always on) I thought to myself that was the flash we saw!

I said to my boyfriend, "Thats what that flash was the Temple lights ble..." I didnt even finish my sentance when right above us there were these fast flashing lights that flashed red, blue, green, yellow, purple, just poof poof poof poof poof...

It was stationary, no sound that I could tell but we were in the car, but being that it was so close if it were a helicopter or plane it would've been close enough to hear it even on the highway. There was a mist or something in front of whatever it was so we could not make out an outline of a craft, but whatever it was it was huge!

My boyfriend (a skeptic in all senses of the word) was gaping at it with his mouth open and he stated "Now that IS WIERD!"

Mostly all of the cars in front of me put on their brakes (not stopping totally mind you its a very busy highway) but you could tell everyone noticed. It was so incredibly strange. I dont know how long it lasted as I could not stop to find out since I was on the highway.

I did see these types of lights once more by my house in Pennsylvania about a year later. It was Very late and I noticed off towards my left side the same exact lights flashing red, blue, yellow, green, purple, just over and over very quickly and again you could not see a craft and it was stationary and there was this weird mist in front of it. There was a person in front of me that saw the craft as well and he slammed on his gas and took off... and I quickly followed suit!!! It was very unnerving and eerie.

I am being 100% honest here and wasnt exactly sure about reporting it...but I really wanted to tell my story. The weird thing is ... my (now husband) refuses to even admit that he saw anything and also swears he said nothing that night. Which I think scares me even more than seeing the lights at all being that we talked about it for an hour or so afterwards. Strange.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))