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Occurred : 5/26/2008 04:30 (Entered as : 05/26/2008 04:30)
Reported: 5/26/2008 1:25:19 PM 13:25
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Red and white lights sighted in Alexandria, VA.

At approximately 4:30AM EDT, I decided to have one last cigarette before going to bed, so I went outside to smoke. Coming out of the front door of my unit at an apartment-converted-condominium building, the lawn was surrounded by the building in a box-like fashion, with an exception of the south side fully open where the parking lot was. I walked toward the parking lot, into the opening, and to my right, I spotted a bright red light in the sky, above the trees. I looked directly at it, and the red light softly throbbed, like a beacon light. From my vantage point, to the left of the red light were three bright white lights flashing in a rapid succession. The red light would lit up and fade, then three rapid white flashes from right to left, then back to the red light lighting up. It’d repeat the process.

I could tell that they were lights on an object, but I could not see the shape of the object. At first, I thought it must be an airplane or a helicopter, so I waited for it to come closer in hope of a better inspection of what it was. Then I realized that it wasn’t either flying towards me or going the opposite direction. It just remained stationary with the lights throbbing and flashing. I also realized that the lights were unusually bright: the red light was just too noticeable and the white flashes were sparkling bright – similar to a camera flash.

If it was moving, it was done at a barely noticeable pace. So slow that I was unsure if it was moving or remaining stationary. For the most part, it remained stationary. It remained virtually motionless for 10 good long minutes. Finally, it moved further from me until I could no longer see it due to the trees being in the way. The way it moved, it moved very smoothly; in a gliding motion. There was no sign of the object turning as it moved away; the lights remaining in their same positions.

I have never seen anything like this before. I would like to find whether that was an UFO or something else that can be explained.