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Date / Time City State Country Shape Duration Summary Posted Images
4/13/23 13:50WashingtonDCUSACylinder30 secElongated, silver, reflective object hovering over Capitol5/19/23
3/1/23 19:00WashingtonDCUSALight~30 min2 slowly descending objects over Capitol Hill area5/19/23
2/28/23 18:50WashingtonDCUSALightOngoingA motorist stopped us to point out two lighted objects in the sky. NUFORC Note: Jupiter and Venus3/6/23Yes
11/6/22 19:46Washington dcDCUSALight38 seconds3 red lights forming a triangle and maneuvering in sync3/6/23Yes
10/21/22 21:15Washington DCDCUSAFormation10 secondsI was walking home and took a picture of the monument. ((NUFORC Note: Lens flare caused by photographing bright lights. PD))12/22/22Yes
10/21/22 20:51Washington dcDCUSAFormation5 secI was walking home and took a few pic of the monument. ((NUFORC Note: Lens flares. PD))12/22/22Yes
8/21/22 21:48Washington DCDCUSALight20 secondsFast moving light in sky over Washington DC9/9/22
2/7/22 18:39Washington, D.C.DCUSAUnknownHalf a secondI saw something big and pitch black fly between my building and the building across the street that was completely silent.3/4/22
7/1/21 17:24WashingtonDCUSACircle2 minutesSpherical UFO flies behind the US capitol building.10/19/21
6/13/21 13:36WashingtonDCUSAOther10 minutesGeorgetown Bridge P Street and 23er Street NW3/6/23Yes
5/27/21 00:00Washington, D.C.DCUSALight4 secondsLight dots moving in the sky7/31/21
5/27/21 06:50WashingtonDCUSALight10 secondsLight charging from one dot to multiple dots of light crossing the sky3/6/23Yes
4/14/21 23:29Washington, DCDCUSATriangle1 hourWashington, DC, craft and sky events5/20/21
12/10/20 18:00WashingtonDCUSALight30 secondsBright light not blinking moves across sky making no sound.12/23/20
11/20/20 16:44WashingtonDCUSACircle10 minutesIn car driving into DC and saw two UFOs6/22/22Yes
3/25/19 22:22WashingtonWhite HouseDCUSAOther21:26 - 21:28 2 secondsSideways 8, yellow, steady, UFO seen during TV News Show, during Adam Schiff’s Comment at the Whitehouse.3/29/19
9/21/18 22:00Washington, D.C. (6 miles west of)DCUSARectangle2 minutes((HOAX??)) I had the urge to buy Hersheys Kisses afterwards as I felt on a sugar low. ((anonymous report))9/27/18
6/16/18 21:58WashingtonDCUSALightTook a photo of the waxing moon June 16, 2018, and notice ufo in photo.6/21/18
5/14/18 00:00Washington, D.C.DCUSADisk5 minutesOdd this is the second time it’s Happened!5/15/18
12/21/17 06:24WashingtonDCUSAUnknown1 minuteBuzzing Lighted Craft. ((anonymous report))12/21/17
5/12/17 14:30Washington, DCDCUSAOrb1 hour +Directly SE of DC, driving S on 395 I saw a BRIGHT yellow light ~3000' in the sky COMPLETELY still. ((anonymous report))5/15/17
10/2/16 11:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther4 minutesI have never reported a sighting before so please forgive missing details. I was walking home Sunday morning around 1100hrs in northwes10/11/16
8/8/16 22:00WashingtonDCUSATriangleongoingThere are 3 lights in the DC sky that are stationary and forming a triangle.8/16/16
4/12/16 01:30Washington, D.C.DCUSACircleFew secondsWatching tv, I see a round object with a bright light coming from it. The object flew across the sky at about4/15/16
3/15/16 23:15Washington, D.C.DCUSAChevron2 minuteslarge boomerang floating across sky in wash.d.c.-observed with night vision goggles.3/18/16
3/13/16 05:40Washington, D.C. (above I-295 bridge)DCUSAFlash2 secondsI want to be clear on this event, I was on my way to N.H from Doswell Virginia, after staying the night in Kings dominion Best western.3/18/16
10/17/15 13:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAUnknown10 seconds'Unidentified Ground Object' Spotted in Northwest, Washington, DC3/17/17
2/9/15 20:20Washington, DCDCUSAChanging40 minutesA colorful object was seen from a far distance. It gave off red, then orange. then yellowish white light. have pictures.2/12/15
1/1/15 21:25Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther2 minutes2 glowing orange crafts, in the shape of hang-gliders, passed across the sky.1/7/15
12/23/14 02:20WilmingtonDCUSACircle20 minutes +Sighting of a look alike 6 bright star like in circle with 1 bright starlike in middle in Wilmington, De 12/22/2014.1/7/15
12/8/14 01:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAFlash2 secondsSaw a green orb shoot straight down. Too low for a shooting star. Brilliant emerald color.10/16/15
10/26/14 10:10Rehoboth BeachDCUSALight30 seconds4 orange lights flying east to west. ((NUFORC Note: Possible advertising lights, in a rotating display? PD))11/6/14
8/27/14 19:40Washington, DCDCUSALight4 minutesA light as if a star was observed around 7:30 PA while it was still bright and no other stars were visible. Initially I thought that th8/29/14
7/31/14 18:30Washington, D.C.DCUSALight5 minutesGreen, red light that hovered, moved, hovered and disappeared.8/1/14
6/20/14 21:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAFormation30 minutesMultiple light formation seen at 9pm Friday, June 20th, over the Potomac river in VA, from tallest hill in Washington, DC.6/24/14
2/22/14 10:30Washington, D.C.DCUSAFormation20 seconds8 orbs of light flew directly over head in a formation before a synchronized deformation and dissapearance. Lone orb 5 min later.2/27/14
7/4/13 23:30Washington, D.C.DCUSATriangle5 secondsTriangular shaped object flew across sky during Wash, DC 7/4/13 fireworks display.9/30/13
3/16/13 13:00Washington, D.C.DCUSACirclesecondsTaking a picture and two objects moved quickly past in both pictures. It was so quick no one saw them but they are in the two pictures5/15/13
12/31/12 01:20Washington, D.C.DCUSATriangle10-15 minutesSaw a triangular craft flying north to south, few minutes saw a chemtrail moving east to west.2/4/13
12/4/12 14:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAOrb15:00MUFON CONFIRMS ORB UFOS OVER WASHINGTON DC, DEC. 2012.12/20/12
8/9/12 03:00WashingtonDCUSALight10 minutes6 glowing objects fly near roof. (reoccuring)8/19/12
7/26/12 22:30Washington, D.C.DCUSALight30 minutesBall of light brighly flashing green and orange.8/5/12
7/25/12 21:30WashingtonDCUSAChanging10-15 minutes3 objects in 15 minutes, 2 balls of light moving north to south and 1 shape changing white "ball" moving in same direction8/19/12
7/4/12 23:40Washington, D.C.DCUSALight15 minutesTwo lights/objects over DC with quick, erratic movements8/5/12
7/4/12 21:06WashingtonDCUSASphere5.5 secondsLuminous spheres in flight, then suddenly vanishing into nothingness8/5/12
6/22/12 20:02Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther1 ML secPerfectly vertical streak of light7/4/12
5/6/12 22:52Washington, D.C.DCUSASphere3 seconds2 luminous spheres converged into the image frame from 2 different directions, and flew by5/29/12
4/9/12 03:00Washington, D.C.DCUSALight3 minutesAt about 3:00 am I was watching out my window, which faced East. I noticed a very bright ball of light passing from North to South. It5/13/12
1/29/12 19:20WashingtonDCUSAOther8 to 10 secondsA group of darting/revolving round white lights moving together at a very high speed across the sky.2/3/12
12/11/11 20:08WashingtonDCUSACylinder4 secondsLuminous object thought to be a star?1/12/12
12/5/11 23:00Washington, D.C.DCUSA1 minute22:55 U.S. eastern From a third floor balcony facing Northwest, observed a bright red-orange light that I thought at first was a Chine12/12/11
7/31/11 19:30Washington, D.C.DCUSASphere10 secondswhile watching the debt debate on cnn news channel we witnessed an ornage sphere flying over the capital during an commercial break on8/7/11
7/4/11 00:00Washington, D.C.DCUSACylinder1.5 secondsBlack cylinder zips through the Washington Monument7/17/11
7/4/11 21:15Washington, D.C.DCUSACylinder2 secondsMy family and I saw something fly over head silently and without lights.7/17/11
6/15/11 20:19GeorgetownDCUSADisk6 secondsmetallic disk hovering silent in crowded airspace shoots up out of site leaves smoke cloud6/20/11
5/21/11 20:00Washington, D.C.DCUSATriangleon going((HOAX??)) Saw hover triangle with eight lights in D.C.7/17/11
2/12/11 22:24Washington, D.C.DCUSALight50 minutesI was watching web-cams in Washington DC as The Agency had notified forums members on the 10th of Feb that they would fly their craft o2/18/11
8/28/10 22:06WashingtonDCUSAFireball2 minutesRed flaming object flying low over Washington DC with no sound8/30/10
7/25/10 10:00Washington, D.C.DCUSA30 secondsI saw a silver metallic ball fly over my house in Wash., D.C. in broad daylight!8/24/10
7/20/10 03:18Washington, D.C.DCUSASphere3 secondsAt 03:18 AM I was called to take a look at a bright object, by a friend. I went outside with my camera and camera platform (tripod) and7/28/10
7/20/10 03:10Washington, D.C.DCUSASphere5 minutesMoving star with beam of light8/24/10
7/20/10 03:00Washington, D.C.DCUSALightnightly I live in Wash., D.C. For weeks I had observed a bright luminous celestial body in the sky I couldn’t identify. The object would rise8/24/10
7/4/10 21:11Washington, D.C.DCUSASphere1 second2 luminous objects over Washington Monument July 4, 20107/6/10
7/4/10Washington, D.C.DCUSACircle2mn.I saw Two ufo object's over the Washington Monument during the 4th. of July events.8/24/10
6/19/10 14:00Washington, D.C.DCUSADiskunknownIn June 19 while on vacation in Washington CD with my wife I took a photo of this sighting by chance. We didn't know of the UFOs until7/29/10
5/8/10 23:00Washington, D.C.DCUSALight5 mintwo star light object seen minutes apart moving slowly across the sky originating and ending at the same locaiton5/12/10
4/30/10 20:45Washington, D.C.DCUSASphere1 minuteluminous craft with halo's in slow flight over the rooftops of the buildings5/12/10
2/14/10 12:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAOvalUnknownObject spotted in photos of D.C.4/13/10
12/9/09 23:00Washington, D.C.DCUSASphereone minuteSighting of a large flying sphere near our nation's capital.12/12/09
8/19/09 20:57Washington, D.C.DCUSAFireball2 secondsa vectoring orange streak, which at the end of forwards vectoring, makes a sudden 90 degree turn?12/12/09
8/10/09 23:12Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther5 minutesI captured a red sphere like anomaly in 15 frames of 1080 i HD imagery? 5 minutes later and 100 yards from POV we stopped the car and I4/13/10
5/27/09 23:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAFireball4 minutesGlowing orb with sharp turns in Washington ,DC6/9/09
3/20/09 20:40Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther5 minutesThe object looked like top of a heart shape and was very large and appeared to make no noise and also had no patter4/14/09
1/20/09 17:00Washington, D.C.DCUSACigar1 secI was watching this video on look in the far right and watch object fly past sky infront of statue3/19/09
1/20/09Washington, D.C.DCUSAHello, im a 17 year old girl and Im from New York. I was watching a video, before Barack Obama inaguration, these news people were spe3/19/09
1/2/09 20:00Washington, D.C.DCUSASpheresplit secondA green colored sphere appeared out of nowhere and fell straight to the ground1/10/09
11/18/08 19:06Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther19:06:54UFO flies into frames taken @ US Capitol Building @ 17:06 PM 1080 HD1/10/09
9/23/08 21:00Washington, D.C.DCUSALight56 minutes3 lights moving very smoothley at the capital10/31/08
8/17/08 22:06Washington, D.C.DCUSAEgg1 minute(egg shaped) anomaly shooting a beam of light towards the ground?10/31/08
8/13/08 20:00Washington, D.C.DCUSACylinder3 to 5 minCylindrical object over Washington D.C. viewd from near Smithsonian Metro Station10/31/08
6/11/08 16:45Washington, D.C.DCUSADisk1.5 -3 minDaytime sighting of bright light changing to stationary white/blue gray annulus and then moved very fast.7/5/08
5/29/08 06:47Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther30 minIt was a round white light with tentacles sticking out blue and white, look like a spider.6/12/08
1/3/08Washington, D.C.DCUSADisk1 minThe news caster seen it also, then shut up. I saw it plain as day. 500 Lights On Object0: Yes3/10/11
10/31/07 21:45Washington, D.C.DCUSASphereabout 1 hourTwo UFO's Lingering In The Sky On October 31, Followed By Lights And Surrounded By Green Fog. ((NUFORC Note: Satellites?? PD))11/28/07
3/5/07 19:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther10 minHovering saucer-shaped object, yellow lights, approached by bronze-colored object, triangular or flying wing shape, which hovered near.3/8/07
1/27/07 12:30Washington, D.C.DCUSAFireball4 secondsFireball Over Capitol Hill- Very Long Deep Blue Tail- During Anti- War Rally2/24/07
12/30/06 20:00Washington, D.C.DCUSALightNAcell phone picture of Capitol - apparent objects2/24/07
11/10/06 08:20Washington, D.C. (area)DCUSACylinder30 SecondsSighting recorded Friday November 10th, 8:20AM. I witnessed an object off the lower left side of the plane (South/West). It would be be12/7/06
9/11/06 01:00Washington, D.C.DCUSADiamond12 minutes((HOAX??)) It was a very shiny diamond-shaped crystal UFO craft, and it sounded like a high pitched whistle.12/14/06
5/17/06 00:30Washington, D.C.DCUSATriangle10 secondsblack triangular object with three red lights underneath it flying over DC7/16/06
4/16/06 23:00Washington, D.C.DCUSATriangle20 minutesThis is my second report of these Triangular shapped flying objects with red flashing lights. This second sighting compelled me to rep7/16/06
4/5/06 00:45Washington, D.C.DCUSAOval1.5 minLarge object covers the moon5/15/06
2/15/06 04:15Washington, D.C.DCUSAFormation30 secondsa formation of dimly glowing objects...maybe birds? Very odd.3/11/06
12/6/05 20:40Washington, D.C.DCUSAFormation2 minutesI witnessed a series of lights traveling from the north (heading south) over the nation's capital from my apartment balcony. At first I12/16/05
7/27/05 06:30Washington, D.C.DCUSADisk25 MinutesU.F.O. Reported in Washington D.C.9/2/05
5/22/05 22:00Washington, D.C.DCUSALightstill going on. its now 1Unidentified Light circling houses5/24/05
12/11/04 19:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAUnknownunknownPossible UFO seen in skies over nation's capital12/14/04
12/9/04 03:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAthis being was observed in the city. ((NUFORC Note: Bizarre creature apparently witnessed by sec. guard in Washington, D.C.. PD))1/11/05
12/8/04 23:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAOtherIn the air flying very low 20 feet above tree line. No sound at all. Moving from north to south. looked like a flat dark hangglyder typ12/14/04
10/31/04 20:00Washington, D.C.DCUSALight10-15 seconds3-4 crazy star-like objects moving at very high speeds and direction change. defies convention. I saw over D.C!1/19/05
9/29/04 02:30Washington, D.C.DCUSACircle10 minutescircular disc coming to a slight point-like the bottom of a top, only flatter-lights pointing at Andrews Air Force Base or Reagan Nat'l7/13/05
8/31/04 15:39Washington, D.C.DCUSACigarFive secondsCigar-shaped craft over Washington, D.C.9/1/04
7/17/04 18:10Washington, D.C.DCUSAFlashSplit secondBright flash of light exploding off the horizon into space - Washington, DC7/25/04
5/25/04 08:10Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther10 secondsCraft with bright white lights motionless over Southwest Washington D.C.6/4/04
5/21/04 22:42Washington, D.C.DCUSAOrbfive minutesLights moving in a counterclockwise oval pattern6/4/04
3/13/04 18:30Washington, D.C.DCUSADiskless than one minute?I am not the witness to this sighting. My sister mentioned that a lady in her office saw the UFO along with her husband while in their4/27/04
3/2/04 20:30Washington, D.C.DCUSALight1 minuteA "formation" of about 20 pale lights moved slowly across the Washington, D.C. evening sky.3/23/04
11/30/03 16:00Washington, D.C.DCUSALight10 secondsBright light that was stationary and moved and light became smaller over a 10 sec period untill it vanashed12/9/03
11/21/03 16:00naDCUSA15 minutesUSO seen my military coming up out of the water.3/4/08
7/22/03 21:15Washington, D.C.DCUSAChevron2 minutesChevron-shaped craft gliding over Washington, D.C.7/23/03
1/27/03 02:30Washington, D.C.DCUSALight1 hourLight hovering in sky that jerked and wobbled about, surrounded by brief flashes of light2/5/03
12/8/02 16:55Washington, D.C.DCUSADiskDisk12/23/02
11/19/02 05:25Washington, D.C.DCUSATriangle30 secondsThree orange triangular lights in the Washington, DC sky during the Leonids.12/23/02
9/8/02 20:00Washington, D.C. (Georgetown)DCUSARectangle30 minRed white and green rectangular object tilted rhythmically while moving horizontally above the Potomic River.9/13/02
8/1/02 14:30Washington, D.C. to Kansas CityDCUSACylinder20 minutesMetallic cylinder shape hovering at 45 degree angle outside airplane window4/27/07
7/31/02 16:45Washington, D.C. (Roosevelt Island Area)DCUSAChanging5 -6 secondsRed Object Hovering in Sky Over Washington, DC on July 31, 20029/6/02
7/26/02 01:00Washington, D.C.DCUSACircleUNKNOWNMilitary Jets scrambled and chased unknown flying object9/6/02
7/26/02 01:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAwhile listening to pbs on sat early am news I heard this report: of 2 fighter jets scrambled over dc due to an unidentified aircraft sh9/6/02
7/25/02 00:30Washington, D.C.DCUSALight5 minutescoloured moving lights over washington5/15/06
7/20/02 19:15Washington, D.C.DCUSAFireball2 minutesGreen Object in the Night sky over the nations capital9/6/02
7/16/02 01:30Washington, D.C.DCUSASphere45 secondsOn July 16, 2002 at 1:30 am, I went to photograph a building called the Carpenters Building. It had started to rain, and I didn't want 9/6/02
6/6/02 19:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAChanging20 minutesStrange, yellowish light spinning behind President Bush's head during 6/6/02 speech9/6/02
6/6/02 18:08Washington, D.C.DCUSALight35 approx.UFO sighting during President speech6/12/02
12/14/01 23:30Washington, D.C.DCUSATriangle1-2 minutesThree lights in a triangular formation being followed by a smaller light.9/6/02
9/11/01 09:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAOrb1 minSmall orbs circle the pentagon on Sept 11th7/16/06
7/23/01 18:20Washington, D.C.DCUSAFireball15-20 Mins ?Delta 434 reported flaming falling object which left a visible contrail.9/6/02
7/23/01 18:17Washington, D.C.DCUSAFireballunknownBall of fire on the East Coast.8/5/01
5/12/01 22:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAFireball20 mnI was on my way to Washinton D.C. Getting to the entrance to the city i was listening to my radio, my friend was driving and i was jus9/6/02
5/11/01 14:55Washington, D.C.DCUSAOval15 minutesSilver ball shape over DC.9/6/02
11/9/00 08:47Washington, D.C.DCUSADisk4 minutesUFO appearing behind BBC correspondent on Breakfast News during US Election coverage (November 2000)9/6/02
10/15/00 12:30Washington, D.C.DCUSAUnknown5 minutesUnusual Contrail..had evenly spaced lines across the entire length of the contrail9/6/02
10/15/00 12:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAUnknownunkObserved unusual contrail very high above the Mall between the Museums. It ran North/South,was white in color against the blue sky and 9/6/02
9/29/00 16:35Washington, D.C.DCUSACircle~15 minutesSaw dancing metallic balls high in the sky over the Mall that moved unlike any plane I've EVER seen before.9/6/02
3/3/00 22:05Washington, D.C.DCUSALight10 secondsI observed two small lights cross the night sky from approximately Orion to the North Star. They appeared to be chasing one another.9/6/02
1/1/00 01:00Washington, D.C.DCUSACylinderabout 1 minuteNear end of 1AM fireworks while standing outside Metro station in DC observed at least 5 cylindrical things moving at high speed across9/6/02
8/14/99 20:00Washington, D.C.DCUSADisk2 minutesBlack motionless disk spotted in the evening above Washington, D.C.9/6/02
4/14/99 22:30Washington, D.C.DCUSAFireball15 secondsIntensely fast green glowing fireball crossed the sky from nw to se over the Washington DC beltway and went below the viewable horizon.9/6/02
7/24/98 14:30Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)DCUSACigarsplit secondVisiting the capital and city, did not see object at all while taking the pictures, object was unseen at the time. Took two pictures,11/21/98
7/28/97 13:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAother.23 secsWhile on vacation in Washington, DC, standing in front of the White House, my 8 yr old son captured something very strange on our video9/6/02
7/4/97 23:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther30 secondsElongated and flattened 6 inch dome, with 1 bright light, hovers and darts like dragonfly, D.C. Mall, 7-4-973/19/09
7/4/97 23:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAOther30 secondsElongated and flattened " dome," with 1 bright light, hovers and darts like dragonfly, D.C. Mall, July 4th 19978/5/12
10/15/95 22:00Washington, D.C.DCUSALight10 MinutesMillion Man March had visitors?1/20/03
6/6/74 20:30Washington, D.C.DCUSADisktwo minutesRoiling, red/orange disk traverses nation's capitol at supersonic speed, near White House...never reported (1974).10/31/03
4/4/62Washington, D.C. (area)DCUSASpheretotal 30 to 40 minutesMy brother. At a family gathering in the early 1960s when my brother, who served in a special part of the armed forces, revealed tha10/31/03
6/1/55Washington, D.C.DCUSAFormationTwo fighter airplanes, assigned to inspect a white-dot cluster, suddenly disappear off radar, and then the cluster also disappears.10/31/08
7/13/53 21:00Washington, D.C.DCUSAOrb3-5 min.Four of us saw a ball of light come out of the sky, circle a plane then shoot off out of sight.3/11/06
7/17/52Washington, D.C.DCUSAUnknownlong