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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/24/2002 19:45 (Entered as : 02/24/02 1945)
Reported: 2/24/2002 8:37:38 PM 20:37
Posted: 3/19/2002
Location: Fairfax, VA
Shape: Chevron
Duration: 10-15 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Son (12 years old) brought my attention to a V shaped object moving from just below the the belt of Orion (SE skies) to the Southwest. The V's legs were at a 45 degree angle. It was about 10-15,000 feet and was burnt orange in color with possibly globular lights on its perimeter. As it moved I could see stars between the objects legs. It moved in an effortless, and noiseless manner and after about 10 seconds faded and disappeared before our eyes. The conditions were clear, and cool, with some light refraction from the city. I have a position of trust with the government and am a true skeptic. But I and my son saw this and it was no flight of birds, swampgas, helos, or any other aircraft. About 20 minutes later I heard aircraft possibly on afterburners moving at high altitude in the same general direction as this craft.