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Occurred : 4/4/2011 18:00 (Entered as : 04/04/2011 18:00)
Reported: 4/8/2011 2:38:09 PM 14:38
Posted: 5/2/2011
Location: Unknown, VA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 to 7 seconds
viewed only for seconds-red glowing light on the surface of the water

On Monday, April 4, 2011 at about 6:00 pm, I saw a round, red glowing light in a body of water while flying to D.C. from Atlanta GA. Flight was about 15 minutes from landing in D.C. I could clearly see houses from above and their pools quite closely.

My aircraft must have been over Virginia and the body of water must have been the Potomac. I looked out of the window and saw the red light in the water, not that far from the land, but in deep water-after staring at it for about 5 seconds it disappeared. I was not a boat or a light house, just a large glowing red light.