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Occurred : 12/20/2011 20:00 (Entered as : 12/20/11 20:00)
Reported: 2/17/2012 7:21:02 AM 07:21
Posted: 3/13/2012
Location: Norfolk, VA
Shape: Light
Bright and super fast spot of light traveled 45 deg and then right straight up in the sky

I was walking out of the Naval Exchange store on the approximate date of Dec 20, 2011, around 8 pm at night and i looked up in the Southern sky and saw a very bright light travel from left to right at a 45 degree angle (lower to higher). Then it went straight up at very fast rate of speed and disappeared. There was no stoppage from moving 45 deg to going straight up. It appeared as a very bright light off in the distance

There is a large Naval Airfield and USAF base in the area but I worked on Navy jet aircraft and spent my whole life in the aviation world and i have never seen anything travel this fast and make such a angular turn. And it didnt fit in any aircraft traffic pattern for the bases and it was for sure not a flare.

As i said before i know aircraft very well and spend a lot of time in the aviation world and this event left me shaken that night. Havent seen anything like it since.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))