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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/15/1999 07:00 (Entered as : 4/99 7:00)
Reported: 8/6/2002 2:38:02 PM 14:38
Posted: 8/16/2002
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Shape: Other
Duration: 3 hours
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
On this night I was with 4 other people and we were hanging out outside as it was a nice evening. It was just getting dusk and I was sitting on the ground looking up at the sky and noticed alot of air traffic which was comming from the south.Suddenly I saw a tiny ball of light comming from the west and looked as if it would hit an airplane. It disappeared right as it approached and I should mention moved VERY fast. There was only one person with me at the time and I asked if she saw it, she did not... then another one! They moved so fast I had to move my finger with it to show her and even then it was hard to keep up. The others came out and they started to see them too. These light balls were also taking sharp turns, making loops and spirals. You thought your eyes were playing tricks on you. This went on consistantly for about 2 1/2 hours, and an airplane was involved in the majority of sightings. The last 1/2 hour things died down and my neck was aching badly and it was time to home. I made a joke about waiting to see the mother ship first and my brother stretched and was looking straight up and there above the house was a football field sized boomerang shaped object! It was slowly moving to the direction of the airport, did not make a sound, had amber colored lights and at one point seemed to have the points shift so that one side was longer than the other. I kept adjusting my eyes to be sure I was seing correctly. Then it got to the point we could no longer see it. We all commented that if it had not had lights it would have blended into the night sky undetected. It has been a few years since this happened so the details are'nt fresh but it is something we will never forget.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate; we have assigned an arbitrary date in April 1999. A 3-hour long sighting of UFO's seems highly unlikely to us. We wonder whether the first lights seen may have been laser-based advertising lights. We have received many reports about this type of advertising event. PD))