Staunton, Virginia UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 81351
Date of the Sighting 2016-12-28 20:50
Date Submitted 2017-01-05 22:06 (Reported 8 Days Later)
Time Zone America/New York
Source MUFON
Summary Husband and i were coming home about 9pm. husband pointed out strange lights – row of 4 lights straight across with one red light. husband very familiar with plans and said he had no clue what it was.
Tags lights

Sighting Location

City Staunton
Region Virginia
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 24401
Latitude 38.16671
Longitude -79.04296
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

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Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 101-500 Feet
Alititude 500 Feet or Less
Sighting Duration 00:06:00
Object Features Other
Object Flight Path Straight-line path
Object Shape Unknown

Weather Details

Max Temp 48°F / 9°C
Mean Temp 36°F / 2°C
Min Temp 25°F / -4°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Min Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Conditions No Abnormal Weather Conditions

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 1101 other sightings in Virginia
• There have been 5 other sightings in Staunton
• There has been one other sighting in the postal code 24401
• There have been 36 other sightings near Staunton
• There were no other sightings in or near Staunton on 2016-12-28

Sighting Details

My husband and i were going home from verona on december 28th at about 8:50 pm, heading south on commerce road near staunton when my husband noticed something strange in the night sky. he first noticed it somewhere near where rt. 11 separates into rt. 11 business and commerce road. i thought it was a plane with bright lights but my husband told me he didn’t know what he was looking at and that it didn’t look like any plane he has seen. he is pretty good at spotting planes because his dad few small planes growing up. the object was to the west above an area that has lots of trees. there were four bright white (looked green to me at one point)lights across the ‘front’ that pulsed in sync. the lights appeared to be in a row and they seemed to be shining downward. there was a single red blinking light to what would be by my perspective, the right end of the vehicle. this red light did not blink in sync with the other lights. my husband commented that there was no green light on the opposite side of the red light, unlike aircraft. i was unable to make out a shape and only really noticed the lights. i would say that this craft flew at a height of a low flying aircraft but nothing to cause concern. we made a u turn at the entrance of blue ridge drive in staunton to get a better look after we passed it. the back end had three white pulsating lights appearing to point downward but lacked the red light. i opened the window to see if i could hear a plane but i heard nothing more then the occasional car. my husband turned the car around and we followed the object as it continued northward. with the trees obstructing the object we headed home at the next road crossing which is rt. 262 and headed west. we weren’t sure what we saw but were not overly concerned either. we were left scratching our heads.


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