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Occurred : 1/29/2014 20:10 (Entered as : 1/29/14 20:10)
Reported: 1/30/2014 1:02:47 PM 13:02
Posted: 1/30/2014
Location: Oakton, VA
Shape: Diamond
Duration:5-10 seconds
Hovering octagonal (diamond) shape object with flashing lights in the night sky.

January 30, 2014

Last night, January 29, shortly after 8pm when my husband and I were driving into our driveway and as we neared the entrance to our garage, I saw in the night sky above us what I initially thought might be a helicopter, but it was not the shape of a helicopter, but more of an octagonal shape with flashing lights (I’m going to say red, white, and blue) on each corner. It was hovering above us. I could also detect the lights of an airplane high above it on its way to Dulles Airport.

We live a 15-20 minute drive from Dulles Airport and are in the flight pattern for planes flying into Dulles. I quickly rolled down my window to see if I could hear a helicopter sound, but no, no buzzing of a helicopter, which is also not unusual to see and hear in our neighborhood, and it was as this point that it sped out of my view. This all happened in a matter of seconds. I don’t know how long it had been hovering there before we saw it.