|Occurred : 12/23/2007 02:00
Reported: 5/13/2011 11:05:56 PM 23:05
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Duration:8 to 10 mins
|Strange lighted craft flies low in Grassy Creek.
As I was leaving a friend's house, I observed what looked to be a helicopter at street level with its searchlight on. As i began heading towards it, I noticed that this craft was below the treeline. As soon as my headlights hit it it began to rise very slowly and the searchlight went off.
I stopped to see what it would do and it began to slowly move left and right still hovering approx. 25 to 30 feet off of the ground. As it moved closer to me i noticed that there were several lights on the craft some singular and three linear banks of lights. What was odd was that the lights were not the kind seen on conventional aircraft. The single lights were very brite white and 2 of the banks were a very brite amber color, and the last bank of lights were both white and yellow and only the yellow lights oscillated.
Also, I noticed that the craft stayed situated exactly the same way as it rose from behind the trees and never moved faster than 2 or 3 mph for as long as I saw it.
A few things about this sighting did not seem to make since. First, it was wintertime at almost 2 am and the weather was not condusive to flight. It was like 10 degrees below 0 and the wind was blowing that nite from 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60.
I stepped out of my car as it crossed the hood of my car and there were visible means of propulsion or any wings or fuselage for the lights to be attached to no wings or anything other than the lights, it was perfectly silent!
I lost sight of this craft as it slowly went over the house i was stopped in front of. It was then that I realized that the lights on the craft were configured to look like a helicopter, but it was indeed "ABSOLUTELY NOT" a helicopter.
I went around the development to re-aquire this craft and never saw it again.
I meant to say there was NO visible means of propulsion!
((NUFORC Note: Date of sighting is not indicated by witness. We have assigned an arbitrary date, which we will amend, once we hear back from the witness. PD))
((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))
Witness telephone the NUFORC Hotline to indicate that the correct date is December 23, 2007. We have corrected the date above, as of June 26, 2011. PD))