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Occurred : 9/23/2014 21:00 (Entered as : 09/23/14 21:00)
Reported: 9/23/2014 7:33:07 PM 19:33
Posted: 9/25/2014
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Shape: Light
Duration:45-60 seconds
5 white lights in succession.

Saw 5 steady white lights in succession, with no accompanying blinking lights. All but the last moved out from behind a tree about 60 yards from me. They weren’t too far above the horizon, and off a long distance beyond the tree. They all looked like a steady bright light on an airliner, but there’s no way they could have been.

The first one, I thought it was just an airliner flying low from West to East, but I noticed it was moving really fast. Then it stopped. Dead stop, and took a right turn to move away from me, to the South. Then it disappeared. The whole thing took between 3 and 6 seconds, I think.

I watched, and within a few seconds, saw another one pop out from behind the tree. It was moving in the opposite direction of the first, from East to West. It lasted for a few seconds, then disappeared. Same kind of light as before. I kept watching and it was like de ja vu. 2 more lights just like the second on exactly the same path, same timing, but I was moving towards them as I watched and I saw some other movement on one of them that was so fast it was hard to catch.

That whole event lasted another 10 seconds or so, and then I saw the last one, and it was headed straight at me, getting bigger as it moved. Like the others, it was only visible for a few seconds, then it disappeared, and that was it.

The whole event couldn’t have last more than 45-60 seconds. I saw the blinking lights of an aircraft of some kind heading from the North right towards where the lights appeared within a minute of when they stopped.