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Occurred : 8/8/2016 23:15 (Entered as : 08/08/16 23:15)
Reported: 8/9/2016 9:32:59 AM 09:32
Posted: 8/16/2016
Location: Big Stone Gap, VA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Multi-colored light moving sporadically across the sky.

At around 23:15 on August 8th, 2016, I took my dog out before going to bed. While standing in the yard, I happened to look up into the sky and saw what I thought to be an odd looking star. About 15 seconds after looking at it, it began to move across the sky faster than an airplane would. It started making all kinds of different moves in different directions at really fast speeds. Then it would stop before cutting back in a different direction.

It was white when I first saw it, but as it moved it began to change colors. Not blinking... but more like shifting through many different colors.

I went back into my house to get my phone so I could video it, but it was too dark for anything to show up. I sat and watched this thing for about 10 minutes while it made maneuvers all across the sky. When it was over, it was just gone... like the light just cut off.


((NUFORC Note: There had been an overflight of the ISS at 22:55 hrs., but it would have been in the extreme northern sky, and would have lasted for only 96 seconds. PD))