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I Think I Finally Saw a UFO

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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 03:53 PM
After I was done mowing my neighbors lawn today at 4:15 p.m., I went inside for a glass of water. After I drank it, I put on my sun glasses and went outside for a cigarette. I decided to look up for some sky gazing, despite the sun being the only thing hanging in the sky.

The sun was shining behind a large maple tree in such a way that is was smothering the suns light, making it much easier to see, as it wasn't nearly as bright as it would have been if there had not been a tree in the way.

Something caught my eye in the area of the sun, in what must have been a half centimeter from the outline of the sun. It moved steadily forward over my head toward the North East, away from and perpendicular to sun. It was faint, light gray and spherical, and as it moved away from the sun, it's back was illuminated by it's light. It moved only in a straight line. No contrails. No sound, though it was too high for me to be able to hear any. I eventually lost sight of it only to see two more of these things in the vicinity of the sun when I looked back.

A little bit about where I live:

I live in Centreville, VA, about a mile and a half away from the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office), which was less than a mile from my old High School, and about 5 miles from Dulles Airport. Being so close to the airport means we constantly have jumbo jets flying over our house to land.

Any time of the day you can look up and see at least 6 aircraft in the sky, and many times even more. I am familiar with the flight patterns over my house having lived there all my life. There will always be airplanes flying at different altitudes and in different directions, but they tend to be the same flight paths, give or take.

When I was a kid I was fascinated with airplanes and until my sophomore year of High School, I had planned to apply to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, but my interests in aviation dwindled and I started to focus on writing and journalism. Needless to say I educated myself on ever sort of aircraft under the sun. If it is in the sky, I can name it for you.

That being said, this object flew in flight path that I have never seen, in a direction I have never seen. It no wings, no tail, it was simply a sphere.

I am shocked at what I saw. It was only 4:15 so it would have been impossible for me to mistake these as satellites. My area is directly under many flight paths, so I can't imagine them being weather balloons, seeing as they would be too much of an obstacle for incoming airplanes.

If the sun had not been where it was, and I had not been where I was, I would never have seen these. If the tree was not there in front of the sun, it would have been way to bright for me to have seen them, even with sun glasses on. After all, what better place in the sky to hide than the one that would blind you, right? Who thinks to look at the sun?

How can I officially report this sighting?

What should I do now?

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 04:04 PM
I just officially submitted it to MUFON.

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 04:09 PM
Also I regret to say I do not have a photo or video. Nothing I have would have been able to see this. I miss my DSLR...

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 04:29 PM
I used to stare at the sun all the time when I was a child. while it might be harmful.. I never went blind.
I think this is something they dramatize to keep us from looking that way. Perhaps for this very reason. thanks for sharing.

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 04:39 PM
reply to post by NephraTari

Heh ell I was wearing sunglasses. There are Oakley's sunglasses that give the world a sepia color. They are great for anyone that loves to sky gaze and storm watch. They really take the glare off things.

I just found this article about "Solar Obliteration." I guess this is what I did, although the article talks of a mass UFO sighting in New MExico during an eclipse.

"August, 1991. Mexico City. It was to be a hugely celebrated event. Astronomers had forecast a total eclipse of the midday sun. Across the city, thousands of people had gathered in the streets, in the parks, in the front yards of their homes. Hundreds also had their video cameras with them."

"When the event actually occurred, folks marveled at the sight. Yet soon it became evident that the spectators were getting more of a show than they had bargained for. Simultaneously across the region, citizens began witnessing, videotaping and reporting UFOs flying in proximity of the position of the sun. Hundreds of videos are said to exist."

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 04:49 PM
Seems we are neighbors!

They do release weather balloons from NOAA there at the airport, although the 2 I have seen were white.

I'll be outside for the rest of the day looking up and my wife will wonder wtf I am doing.


posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 04:51 PM
reply to post by Teabags

Really? How close?

Why would they release them there? Isn't there a chance they could be blown into a jumbo jet's turbine?

[edit on 18-6-2010 by SubPop79]

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 05:14 PM

Originally posted by SubPop79
reply to post by Teabags

Really? How close?

Why would they release them there? Isn't there a chance they could be blown into a jumbo jet's turbine?

[edit on 18-6-2010 by SubPop79]

You would think so...
Driving by on 606 I saw them release one and I saw another that landed in the bushes about a mile away from there at my old work.

The same thought occurred to me but they sure do.

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 05:27 PM
What height do they fly, and why would there be one moving steadily, at the altitude of an airplane, faster than an airplane?

Do you know anyone we can call to confirm or deny there being a weather balloon in vicinity?

Who should I call? Could Dulles tell me if they had it on radar?

I just found this article.

It tells of UFO sightings being on the rise in the last couple of years here in Fiarfax County, and has many similar stories to mine.

I am officially mind blown.

[edit on 18-6-2010 by SubPop79]

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:06 PM
I just created this account to share this story. I've been googling all day to see if others saw this. (I can't create a new thread but since I had a similar sighting today...)

At 11:35am Pacific Time in Las Vegas today, I saw a white object going south to north straight across the Las Vegas valley at extreme speed. I live in the takeoff/landing corridor of McCarran airport so I'm used to seeing planes, and this was no plane.

It looked like it was moving, but I couldn't tell if it was a circle, or square, as the object was about the size of Venus on a good night. By moving I mean as the object was cruising across the sky, it was like 'shifting/changing' but it was so far away I couldn't tell anything else. Anyways, I busted out my iPhone, recorded it but of course the video is nothing but me talking and I can't see the object on the phone. The thing didn't change the direction it was going but when pretty much out of view in under 2 minutes is an incredible distance considering how far off to the north we can see. It had no trail behind it.

I called 311, who was amazingly responsive and didn't ridicule me when I told them what I just saw. They put me on hold for just a moment, and came back to tell me they were forwarding me to a "hotline" and ended up sounding like a serious organization ( They've asked me to fill out my report online, which I intend to do, but I'm still half in disbelief as I never expected to actually see anything, and skeptics will be able to easily debunk it, but I've seen enough planes and I've been here a long time, I've never seen planes flying in this direction nor have I seen anything go out of sight that quick.

Anyways, I have an iPhone video of the experience and I'll try to get it posted but from what I can tell, at least on the iPhone screen, I don't see the object.

I'm just hoping someone else who saw this today googles "Vegas UFO June 18 2010" and either has a video or at least will be able to help put me at ease by knowing others saw this. It went straight over our city, so surely someone else is out there who might share what they saw or photographed.

[edit on 18-6-2010 by Vegas71]

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 07:21 PM
Weird. I have a GLP account. As much as I hate most of the people there, I still can't get enough of the fringe! I posted this exact thread on there and apparently some other saw a UFO today, along with another guy from Centreville claiming he saw the same object I did.

posted on Jun, 19 2010 @ 03:07 PM
OMG. I went outside today to plant the Morning Glories I have been germinating. This was at 3:45. A Blackhawk helicopter flew over very low and very slow. I thought this was strange, seeing as we occasionally see military helicopters but not that low and slow. I shrugged it off. After that, at 4:05 p.m., I walked to the pipeline behind our house to smoke a cigarette, which we call the field. After yesterday's sighting, I was curious if I could see more, seeing as it was around the same time I saw them yesterday. SAME THING. I saw another Orb moving very slowly under the clouds in the same direction as the one yesterday. It was black this time and as soon as it moved from below the clouds to the blue sky, it just disappeared.

I am freaking out.

[edit on 19-6-2010 by SubPop79]

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 01:20 AM
Hey, fellow Centrevillian! Small world! That is very kewl that you saw what Ive been seeing for years now.

Centreville was my home. Lived there 10 years, and worked in Tysons. My god let me tell you- I saw plenty of ufos on my way back on 66. Especially back near the Fairfax County Parkway off ramp. It can be difficult in rush hour due to the sun glare, but that is the best time to catch them actually because they reflect. I'm sure you will see more to come!

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 04:06 PM
Is our area a UFO hot spot or something? I've always had that feeling. I mean it's called Centreville. It sounds like it could be anywhere in the world, or something out of a Goosebumps novel, and everyone here seems to work with the government. I have 2 neighbors that work for the CIA along with one worked with the Secret Service and flew Air Force one. Nobody can give you a straight answer on what they do. Even my brother can't tell me what he does exactly. Plus these things were headed North East, and Phillips AAF and Aberdeen Proving Grounds are in that direction...

posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 05:48 PM
MUFON responded back about a hour ago. Apparently I wasn't the only one to see something that day. A man and his family in Leesburg saw dozens!

Parts of his MUFON report:

"We started noticing dozens of white spheres floating in the sky popping out of nowhere. Some started moving from East to North and others moved from East to Northwest...within the flight pattern of Dulles Airport."

"At least two of the spheres transformed into double spheres. One on top of the other. Some of the spheres had lights others twirled around. It almost reminded me of gliders twirling in the sky. All of the spheres were stationary for a few minutes and then started floating in different directions. After a few minutes of floating, some disappeared. (We didn't wait for all of the spheres to disappear before going into the store)."

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 01:19 PM
Yesterday another person submitted a UFO sighting report to MUFON. They were in Richmond, VA, and saw a white / grey sphere traveling in the same direction as the one I saw, and the dozens that a whole family saw. This could mean a whole a family, this person, and I all witnessed part of the same event. This just keeps getting bigger.

[edit on 27-6-2010 by SubPop79]

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