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Occurred : 6/15/1980 21:00 (Entered as : 06151980 21:00)
Reported: 10/10/2008 12:12:11 PM 12:12
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Sterling, VA
Shape: Disk
Duration:8 secs
Glowing UFO over Sterling, VA

Early in the day on June 15, there was a tornado that touched down near Sterling, VA and it knocked all the power out for thousands of people. There was no electricity for many hours, so my husband and I decided to cook our dinner on our outdoor barbeque and invite our neighbor over.

We sat on the back porch and it was around 9 p.m., when the three of us went into the backyard. From the corner of my eye, I saw something coming fast and looked up, as did my neighbor. My husband was looking in the opposite direction.

A disk/saucer shape that glowed light orange-white was racing across the sky, slightly skipping/shifting from side to side. Since there was no electricity, there was no light pollution and we got a good look. It was about the size of a tablet of aspirin held at arms length.

We watched it long enough that I began to crouch down afraid.

It went across the sky in about 8 seconds and then tilted up into the night and disappeared -- I've never forgotten it and wonder if anyone else saw it. There was no sound -- it was completely quiet.