Published: 2:07 PM 11/16/2013
Mannassas, Virginia - 10-01-13 - 10:30 PM
I was outside enjoying the night sky. I have always been a star-gazer, and have also seen UFOs before, but never one quite like this.
The weather was warm for October, and there was clear skies. We live near 2 major airports outside of Washington, DC, and I am very used to seeing planes of all kinds.
This was not flying in a normal flight path that we have ever witnessed before.
I was facing NE of DC, and looking about 90 degrees up from the skyline. A bright, slow moving object caught my eye so I watched for a second.
At first, I thought it was a satellite or a slow moving small plane, but they don't move like this object did. As I watched, this object stopped, and hovered for approx. 10-15 seconds, then slowly starting moving downward for 5 seconds.
Then it stopped and hovered again.
It started to slowly zigzag its way across the sky, moving directly NW, As it zigzagged, it was also descending. I would say it started at the height of a high flying plane, and descended to approx. 2 miles high when it stopped again.
It reached direct north of my position. At this point, I could see that it was a dark triangle with 2 white lights glowing at the corners. It moved very slowly, approx. 30 miles per hour from my estimation.
This took about 10 minutes. It was totally silent.
At this point I went inside and got my husband. He came out and agreed that he saw the object hovering and did see the outline of the triangle. He also stated that he could see a blueish light emitting from 2 sides of the triangle, that I could not make out.
We watched this triangle hover for another 10-15 minutes, then had to go back inside.
I did not get any pictures or video of this. I have seen bright objects a few times in this area. I have captured interesting daytime pictures on separate occasions, which I will send along.
I'm wondering if any other gazers saw this triangle, or perhaps any other objects in this area.
I think its also interesting to see UFO activity outside the DC area... something to ponder.