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Occurred : 2/18/2009 21:00 (Entered as : 02/18/09 21:00)
Reported: 2/24/2009 9:13:10 PM 21:13
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Haymarket-Gainesville, VA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 Minutes
Crowd Gathers to Look at a UFO in Virginia

Just before 9:00pm on February 18 2009, my wife and I were on the way home from a local gas station in Haymarket Va. Just as we were leaving the town of Haymarket via the Old Carolina Road I noticed a very bright light in the Western Sky. To the left or South of the light I could also see the planet Venus which was setting in the South Western horizon.

The light was fire orange in color and at first sight seemed to be shining from the tree tops on Bull Run Mountain. We pulled over at the intersection of Old Carolina and Hethecote Blvd to get a better look. Now able to see unabated we were amazed to see the orb rising from the top of Bull Run Mountain. As the light lifted, which had to be at least a few hundred feet from the top of the Mountain it started drifting towards us in a Easterly direction. Incredibly as the light drifted it would stop and hover for several minutes than resume moving again, now on a more East North Easterly flight path. As the light got closer to our position it stopped, again hovered for several minutes, now just North of are position, this is when we noticed this was not a helicopter and certainly not a airplane. At this point the light gradually started to turn North and remained on this path until I could know longer see it anymore.

During the sighting there was a lot of other traffic that also seemed to be watching the object, I just hope they take the time to fill out a report of this fascinating sighting.