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Occurred : 7/16/2005 20:00 (Entered as : 07/16/2005 20:00)
Reported: 9/16/2005 5:55:41 PM 17:55
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Mason Neck, VA
Shape: Disk
Duration:4:00
We were having a barbecue just south of the Ft. Belvoir Military Reservation on the Potomac River in the Gunston Manor subdivision. We saw a disk shaped object moving silently and slowly down the Potomac River past Mason Neck which is the peninusula we live on. It was about 100 feet in altitude and about 60 feet in diameter with a top dome and bottom dome. It was maybe 500 feet from us. It was flashing red, white, and blue lights and moving at maybe 3 mph. Totally silent. Our neighbor, who is a retired USAF Colonel was eating barbecue with us and when he saw the saucer said: "They are looking for humans for experiments, let's get inside." We went inside and kept watching through the sliding glass patio doors while the saucer flew South away from us down the Potomac. Same speed. Our neighbor said when the saucer had disappered: "They are the Retriculans, if you ever see a saucer or cigar shaped object flashing lights, run like hell." This all happened about 40 minutes ago. I have been reading your on-line reports from time to time, but I never thought I would actually see a UFO. We didn't think of taking photos.