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Occurred : 9/14/2008 05:20 (Entered as : 09/14/08 05:20)
Reported: 9/15/2008 5:51:45 PM 17:51
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Purcellville, VA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10-12 minutes
Bright circle of lights with red lights around it and then white lights, hovering then moving off slowly

I saw what appeared to be a very bright star/planet in the sky to the SW of my house. I looked at it for a bit, then stepped out to see how bright the other stars were and to see if I could identify a constellation for reference. The stars were not bright at all so I wondered if I would hear about this in the news later. Then as I was watching it started to slowly move, as it moved closer the bright light appeared to be 3 or 4 lights in the center. At first I thought it might just be a Harrier as it appeared to be over the vacinity of Mt. Weather, VA along the Shenandoah River. Then I realized the lights were clustered with blinking red lights around that and a few white lights on the outer perimeter. It came almost directly over me and I know airplanes, I worked at an FBO and there were no outer wings lights, tail or nose lights. I could determine no shape whatsoever. I heard it, it was a muffled plane sound. It was not a chopper. It went over the house and I went in. I just kept thinking about it and I am sending this to you and do wish I had grabed my camera or my phone for photo.