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Occurred : 1/6/2019 17:00 (Entered as : 01/06/19 17:00)
Reported: 1/16/2019 6:59:53 AM 06:59
Posted: 1/17/2019
Location: Bristol County, VA
Shape: Other
Duration:11 minutes
VertIcal silver dumbell-shaped object photographed by witness

Witness was walking his dogs outside. It was a beautiful sunny day and he noticed that two airplanes were spraying the skies above him. He went on and continued to walk the two dogs around the loop in the neighborhood, and just happened to look upward, as they were coming around the last corner of the loop, and there was an object hovering in the sky. It looked like an airplane just at a standstill, not moving any direction. He was a bit confused and stared at the object for what seemed like forever but was just a few seconds. After realizing he was looking at something that was not supposed to be, he ran with his dogs to his house, before entering his home he looked back at the object and it was still there. He got his camera, a Samsung ST66 and went to his front yard, which facing the object is NNE. The object appeared to be white in color, solid and reflected sunlight which made the object flicker a metallic color. The object never turned, zoomed, or anything. He observed the object on record for a little over 11 mins. There was an airplane in the sky just W of the object. The object stayed stationary as clouds passed over. The object disappeared a bit here and there until a clearing in the clouds would show it but it still was stationary. After 11 mins, a long line of clouds covered the object and he either lost it or it disappeared. There was nothing in the sky visible to him besides this object at NNE, a plane flying west of the object and some clouds. He went inside after no longer being able to see the object and uploaded the video. (MUFON CMS, 97533) [Photos aren’t very probative, but they do seem to show a dumbbell-shaped object. Nothing in the photos, unfortunately, to use as a frame of reference.