|Occurred : 8/22/2011 14:00 (Entered as : 08/22/11 14:00)
Reported: 8/22/2011 11:43:09 AM 11:43
Location: Highland Springs, VA
|I have never seen anything like this after years of watching planes fly near the Airport.
On August 22nd at 2:00pm I was outside lying in the grass with my dog looking up at the sky.
We regularly relax and watch planes fly over heading to the Richmond Airport. The path is directly overhead and quite low. Looking up I saw something that is very hard to explain. It started out drifting from the same direction that planes normally fly to land. They were higher than normal planes and it was too high to land and it did not look like that was the purpose.
There were 5 round metallic looking structures all drifting together. They changed shape and direction but kept going on the same straight upward path over the airport. The 5 silent objects circled each other and did weird crazy 8 like movements all while changing shape and color.
I looked away and looked back 3 times and wiped my eyes trying to figure out what I was looking at.
I finally lost sight of it when I could no longer look into the sun. It seemed to fly into the Sun or at least in that direction so it could not be visible. They were floating in the same straight path the whole time.
They were not balloons and it was not planes flying in formation. I cannot explain much further but I have seen enough to know what it NOT was.
It lasted about 4 minutes from the time I saw it to the time it was not visible, but it seemed much longer.
I was not scared nor am I now. I am just confused.