|Occurred : 1/26/2017 18:50 (Entered as : 01/26/17 18:50)
Reported: 1/26/2017 7:37:57 PM 19:37
Location: Leesburg, VA
|Two adult females traveling northbound on VA Route 621 witnessed a bright green spherical object, seemingly fire-based, traveling rapidly downards with slight westward arc. Movement could be described as "shooting downwards." Knowledge of where, or if, the object made contact with the ground was unclear, as the vehicle had approached a wooded area and the object was no longer visible. Although impossible to determine size, was substantially larger than a shooting star and appeared much closer both to the individuals witnessing and to the ground. There was no apparent sound.
There were several planes in the general vicinity, (the closet was slightly further west and traveling northbound), due to proximity to two airports within a 12 mile radius of driver and passenger in vehicle (The Leesburg executive airport and Dulles International airport.)
Within ten minutes several helicopters had been heard by three adults, and confirmed by several social med! ia comments of people in the area.