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Occurred : 9/5/2017 01:24 (Entered as : 09/05/2017 1:24)
Reported: 9/4/2017 10:32:25 PM 22:32
Posted: 9/5/2017
Location: Alexandria, VA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 minutes
Flashing lights from a craft in an irregular patten, sometimes retracting to other areas, in Alexandria, VA

I was just laying in bed on my phone, when I was alerted by bright flashing lights in the sky. I have lived in the DC area for a long time, and know the behavior and appearances of planes and other craft in the area. I have also lived in military towns and this event was shocking to me.

Facing southwest from my apartment window, I saw flashes from an unknown craft in the sky of white-yellow light. The light blinked quickly and unlike crafts on earth the flashes seemed to have no regular pattern. At times the flashes would refract momentarily to a distance away (perhaps a mile or so- it's hard to know how far away this craft(s) was) and then blink back to the origin area.

This went on for about 5 minutes and then suddenly the light stopped flashing. I have never witnessed a UFO in my life and found this event shocking in its irregularity.