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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/2/1973 21:30 (Entered as : 08/02/1973 21:30)
Reported: 1/17/2009 11:27:17 AM 11:27
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Charles City Co./Henrico (between; on Rt. 5), VA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:5 min.
Large cigar shaped, gray, porthole in front (illuminated), two search lights on underside front of craft.

Myself and 3 friends were driving down Rt. 5 toward Richmond around 9:30, 10:00 at night. We see lights at tree top level up ahead on the right. The closer we get we see they're coming from a craft. We're all excited except for the one girl which is getting hysterical. We stop the car and stand there looking at a very large craft (maybe the length of 10 or 12 cars end to end). The color is flat gray. There are two spotlights on the underside of the craft toward the front. They are sweeping the ground back and forth with light. We see one porthole like window toward the front of the craft. From our vantage point on the ground we see nothing but bland ceiling. There is a light on inside the craft (the window is illuminated). In our youthful excitement the three of us start running through the underbrush to get under the craft. The fourth is in the car screaming. Before we make it the craft vanishes. There was no sound, no wind. Just gone. No one believed us. We saw it for several minutes it was huge.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))