|Occurred : 6/25/2006 14:00 (Entered as : 06/25/06 14:00)
Reported: 8/12/2006 12:02:51 AM 00:02
Location: Newport News, VA
|Small metallic object hovering low in sky
Was driving eastbound on I-64, 1-2 miles before the Jefferson Ave exit, when I saw a shiny object ahead in the sky. It was fairly low to the ground, not even as high as a bird normally flies.
Object appeared to be hovering, although at the speed I was traveling (about 65-70mph) can not be sure.
I slowed down slightly as I got nearer. Object was no bigger than a beach ball, shiny metallic, reflective material, no real geometrical shape, looked like pieces of metal twisted together, seemed to have sharp, angular edges. Reminded me of modern art sculptures I've seen in art museums.
Still appeared to be hovering as I passed under it, and angled my left side mirror so I could watch it as I drove away. It remained in eyesight as I drove further, perhaps got a little higher, but virtually unmoving. It was directly over the two lane highway, not over the median but the traffic lane itself.
No other aircraft or vehicles in vicinity, object did not appear to be attached to anything. FYI the Jefferson Lab is located near by which conducts ongoing nuclear physics research, however I don't think they would test something directly over a busy interstate highway in plain view of civilians. I emailed the local news stations to find out what kind of devices they use to track weather conditions, etc. but this was no weather balloon and the gentleman responded saying he had no idea what it could have been. This sighting was also called into the hotline by myself the day after it occured.