Military Jets Shadow UFO

Roger Marsh
UFO Examiner

Two Virginia reports describe military jets apparently following a UFO in the early morning hours of April 14, 2011, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

A witness near Andrews Air Force Base reports a loud roar from an approaching craft at about 3:08 a.m. on April 14, 2011, in MUFON Case # 28687.

“These jets seemed to be flying pretty low and I have never seen or heard them flying over at this time of night – never,” the witness stated. “I looked up to see what is making all that noise, but did not see the jets.”

The witness described the bright star-like object.

However, panning the skies from west to south, I saw what looked like a very bright, large star, crossing the sky from west to south in the south-western quadrant of the sky. It had the same bluish-white tint to it that the stars do. The line of sight was at about 30 degrees angle to the ground. I could not judge the distance and did not see any shape that might have been associated with the object, but it crossed the sky in under 10 seconds and disappeared behind the trees I have to the south of my house.”

The object had an unusual blinking light system.

“This thing was bluish-white, would blink 3 times within approximately 1 second, then would stop blinking all together for a second, then blink 3 times within approximately 1 second again, then stop blinking for a second, etc., during the whole 10 seconds or so it took it to cross the visible to me south west quadrant of the sky.” 

A second witness came forward in MUFON Case # 28689, who lives on the Arlington and Falls Church border.

“It was a cloudy night and each time the light flashed, it lit up the cloud cover near it,” the witness stated. “I heard the jets clearly, as they were quite loud, but did not see them, probably due to the cloud cover. I have never seen an object flash the way this one had, or move positions so quickly (and none of the positions were linear). I do believe there was a ufo over the skys of Falls Church that night, and military jets where deployed to intercept.”

Andrews Air Force Base, now known as Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington, is situated 8 miles from Washington D.C. 

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