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(Credit: Google)
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Virginia witness describes low flying rectangle UFO

A Virginia witness reported watching a “large, rectangular object with lights in front and rear flying low near the Potomac River” crossing Route 301 near King George, according to testimony in Case 64920 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was driving along Route 301 about 10:10 p.m. on April 23, 2015, when the object was first seen.

“At first glance I thought the lights might be from the wings of an unusually low-flying, very large airplane, but I quickly realized that this was not an airplane,” the witness stated. “I watched the lights more intently trying to figure it out, and thought that maybe it was two planes flying in sync with each other.”

The witness quickly ruled out the idea that it was two airplanes flying together.

“No, couldn’t be that either, especially considering the positions of the lights and the fact that the lights on the front and the back remained perfectly equidistant from each other the entire time the object flew by.”

The witness was driving along Route 301 near King George, VA, about 10:10 p.m. on April 23, 2015, when the object was first seen. (Credit: Google)

The witness was driving along Route 301 near King George, VA, about 10:10 p.m. on April 23, 2015, when the object was first seen. (Credit: Google)

The object appeared to be a rectangle.

“From my view this object seemed like a large rectangle. The shorter ends had white lights, three (or maybe more) across the front and at least two on the back with one red light blinking in the middle of the rear (between the white lights). The object seemed very large because of the diminishing perspective of the row of lights, which at first made it seem like it was tilted at an angle, but then I realized it was actually a row of lights covering a long length (the way a long fence seems smaller and at an angle the farther away it is from the viewer).”

The witness described the object.

“The two rows of lights remained equidistant from each other the entire time the craft passed by. It was definitely not two planes flying in sync with each other, which my rational mind was trying to make work as an explanation. It floated very smoothly in a straight line from the right of my line of vision to my left. It was dark in the area between the lights. Though I seemed to be able to see ‘sky’ between the two rows of lights, I don’t remember actually being able to see stars.”

The object seemed like floating glass.

“It was like a large rectangular piece of glass floating by with lights at both ends. It seemed to be flying parallel to the Potomac River on the Virginia side, crossing Route 301, maybe heading toward northern Virginia or Washington, DC.”

The witness speculated on the object’s size.

“Size? I wouldn’t be surprised if this thing was at least 100 meters by 300 meters or so.”

The witness could not identify the object.

“My reaction? ‘What the hell is that?’ Awe and curiosity. I felt a little giddy and excited. I also felt some frustration that I didn’t have anything with me that could take a photo and that I had no place safely to pull over for a better view.”

The object appeared to be rectangular in shape and was flying very low. Pictured: Route 301 near King George, VA. (Credit: Google)

The object appeared to be rectangular in shape and was flying very low. Pictured: Route 301 near King George, VA. (Credit: Google)

The object was unusually silent.

“I kept expecting to hear a loud engine, but never heard anything at all. I even opened my car window because I felt like I should be able to hear it. But I heard nothing but my own car. About 3-5 minutes passed from the time I noticed its approach from the front right of my view until I couldn’t see it anymore on my left (trees in the way). Very interesting.”

King George is the county seat of King George County, Virginia, population 4,457.

Virginia is currently a UFO Alert Level 5 – with 0.86 sightings per million population based on MUFON February 2015 statistics. Virginia received a total of seven UFO reports in March.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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