|Occurred : 11/27/2017 19:45 (Entered as : 11/27/2017 19:45)
Reported: 11/28/2017 3:59:07 PM 15:59
Location: Sterling, VA
|Single point-source of light flying due north, changes direction to due east, then disappears suddenly.
At approximately 7:45 PM EST, I saw a single point-source of light traveling due north near my house, approaching the Potomac River, which is a short distance from my house. It was about the size and intensity of a single aircraft landing light, and appeared to be flying at standard approach altitude for Dulles Airport, which is also not very far from where I live.
At first I thought it was an aircraft either leaving or approaching Dulles Airport. I then noticed that the object had no navigation lights of any sort. If it had been an aircraft, I would have been able to see the standard green and red lights at its apparent altitude. I thought at first that it might have been a satellite, but ruled this out quickly, because it was too large, and traveling too rapidly.
When the object slowly changed direction, and began to fly due east, I definitely knew it was not a satellite. After about five minutes, the object suddenly disappeared from view, which furt! her aroused my suspicion.
The only other possibility was a drone, but I do not believe it was one of these either, because of its flight path, its apparent altitude, and its sudden disappearance.