|Occurred : 7/25/2012 21:30 (Entered as : 7/25/12 21:30)
Reported: 8/6/2012 2:03:25 PM 14:03
Location: Washington, DC
|3 objects in 15 minutes, 2 balls of light moving north to south and 1 shape changing white "ball" moving in same direction
On Wednesday 7/25/12 I was walking home from a friend’s house at about 9:30pm. I was passing a school located at Rhode Island Ave. & Q St. NW. Coming from behind the school, I saw a bright light high up in the sky moving south to north. At first it looked like an airplane because it was moving in a slow, slight line. But the more I looked at it the less it looked like an airplane. The light had an orange color to it and was getting brighter and then dimmer over and over again. As it passed overhead, it started to dim and then finally disappeared altogether.
Right before the light disappeared, another light came from behind the same school. This second light was completely identical to the first in its flight path, speed and quality of the color. It also dimmed and then disappeared at the same place in the sky as the first one did. It’s difficult to estimate how far each one traveled as I watched them. But they were far up in the sky so they easily could have covered 1,000 feet of distance.
Neither of these objects made any noise. For a second I thought they might have been helicopters because I heard a helicopter motor just as the second one was disappearing. But then I realized that they weren’t because the helicopter noise was coming from behind the school (the south – where the object had just come from). In fact I briefly saw the lights of the helicopter come from behind the school to confirm what I was thinking. It didn’t follow the flight path of the lights as far as I could tell.
I continued to walk and got to my street within about 10 minutes. As I was walking down my street, I looked back in the general area in the sky where I had seen the two lights. To my surprise I saw a third object that was completely different than the first two. While the first two objects were high up like an airplane, this object was lower, about the height of a low flying helicopter. It was moving in a straight line from south to north. It’s difficult to describe its appearance because it had no discernible features. If you can imagine a large plastic grocery bag (about the size of an SUV) flying through the air and changing shape in the wind, that’s how it looked. Unlike the first two objects, it didn’t have any kind of light to it. It was a white object that was visible due to the ambient light of the city. It made no noise even though it was not too far over the rooftops. I watched it travel for about 500 feet until the trees of my neighborhood obscured my vi! ew.