|Occurred : 3/15/2006 22:30 (Entered as : 03/15/06 22:30)
Reported: 8/22/2011 7:55:27 AM 07:55
Location: Arlington, VA
|Dazzling bright white oval light falls from sky in Arlington, Virginia
I don't remember the exact date, but this was in March 2006.
I was walking home around 10:30 at night in Arlington, Virginia, just a few miles from Washington, DC. Suddenly I saw a dazzling white, oval-shaped light fall from the sky at a constant rate and disappear over buildings on the horizon. There was no sound. The light was bright enough that it cast shadows around me.
The oval was an even and pure white light. I was bigger than a full moon. I have no idea how far away it was, but didn't seem more than a few miles if that.
I am an aviation enthusiast and have fulfilled all requirements for my private pilots license. I cannot explain what I saw. It was not a meteor because it seemed too large and had no tail. It was not an aircraft. The light was pure white and dazzling.
The next day my carpool mate picked me up. I was only a few hundred feet from his house when I saw the light. He had been watching TV in his living room which faced the same direction I had been walking. He told me that the room had filled with a bright white light at the same time I saw the object. So I had independent corroboration.
I called the Arlington police the next day to report it. No one had seen anything. I think the woman at the police station thought I was a nut.
My carpool mate similarly thought I was nuts for reporting it.
I still can't explain what I saw. Anyone ever see something similar?
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))