Think About It

Helping People "Think" is our passion.

‘Virgina Sightings’

1947: Flying Disc Photographed By Youth

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 9, 1947 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Norfolk Virginia Urban or Rural: Hynek Classification: Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Oval Color of Object(s): “gray, almost black” Number of Witnesses: Source: Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch (Norfolk, Virginia), July 9th, 1947 Original Source Summary: The flying disc “was lots bigger than an automobile” and 13-year-old Bill Turrentine of 410 West fourteenth Street doesn’t understand why almost everybody in Norfolk didn’t see. He saw the large object, “rocking and spinning like a football” and coming from the southwest. Full Report By George Hebert Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch July 9th, 1947 The flying disc “was lots bigger then an automobile” and 13-year-old Bill Turrentine of 410… Read More

1949: These Flying Discs Are At It Again, Virginians Report – Newspaper

The Lynchburg Advance May 13th, 1949 Zounds! Here we go again! Interplanetary space-ship? Visitor from Mars? A new Russian rocket ship? Air Going submarine? Just take your choice, your guess is as good as the next one, according to reports of various sections of Virginia and Tennessee on last nights strange phenomenon. What it was , where it came from, and where it was going, no one knows, but even the Civil Aeronautics Administration officials were puzzled and had no answer. Whatever the thing was, it resembled along cigar, with a bright red nose, and trailing smoke. Reports coinciding with the description came from localities along an almost direct line through Tennessee and Virginia and seemed sufficient to convince… Read More

1952: The Nash-Fortenberry Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: July 14, 1952 Location: 20-25 miles N of Norfolk, Va (BBU 1444) [CCL Item # 24] Hynek Classification: DD Duration: Shape of Object(s): Disc Number of Witnesses: Multiple Special Characteristics: Pilot/Aircrew, Witness Photo, Multiple UFOs Source: Tom Tulien, Sign Historical Group Source Summary: A Pan American World Airways DC-4 was on a routine flight from New York to Miami. The crew included Captain Koepke, First Officer William B. Nash and Second Officer William H. Fortenberry. Suddenly, they noticed six bright objects in echelon formation streaking toward them at tremendous speed. They had the fiery aspect of hot coals, but of much greater glow. Full Report Reported actions of Chesapeake Bay discs. (credit: NICAP /… Read More

1957: Fort Belvoir, Virginia Photo

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September, 1957 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: Duration: 5 minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): ring-shaped Color of Object(s): black Number of Witnesses: multiple Source: Summary/Description: The Condon Report (p.168) devoted 11 pages to this case. One morning in September, 1957 an Arm private at Fort Belvoir, Va. was called from his barracks by his buddies to witness what appeared to be a black, ring-shaped UFO approaching. The private grabbed his Brownie camera and snapped 6 pictures of it, of which this was the first. After about 5 minutes, the black ring, which appeared “solid” to the soldier… Read More

1964: Immense cone-shaped object crosses low over highway

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: December 21, 1964             BBU Sighting Time: 5:00 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Near Staunton, Virginia Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: DD Duration: 60 to 90 seconds No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): 125 feet Distance to Object(s): 200 feet Shape of Object(s): cone Color of Object(s): dull, metallic finish Number of Witnesses: Single   Source: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon) Summary/Description: Horace Burns, a gunsmith in Harrisonburg, saw an immense cone-shaped object cross low over the highway ahead of him. “It was 125 feet in diameter, at least, and 80 to 90 feet high,” he later reported. Its circular, sloping sides rose toward the top in six large,… Read More

1965: Landing & Aliens at Brand’s Flats, Virginia

THINK ABOUTIT ALIEN ENCOUNTER REPORT Date: January 19, 1965 Sighting Time: 5:40 PM Day/Night: Location: Brand’s Flats, Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: Duration: No. of Object(s):  two Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): 12 yards Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Special Characteristics: three beings of extraordinary appearance, each about three feet high. Source: http://www.nicap.org/newlook/section_VII.htm Summary/Description: William Blackburn, a resident of Waynesboro, Virginia, was working at the Augusta County Archery Club off Route 250, near Brand’s Flats, when at approximately 5:40 PM, on January 19, 1965, he saw two objects in the sky. One of these UFOs, the smaller of the two, descended to the ground and landed approximately 18 yards from the witness. From… Read More

1966: Huge disk like object with dome top, gray metallic, with rainbow lights

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: 1966 Location: Lunenburg County, Virginia, United States Hynek Classification: ND Duration: 30 mins Shape of Object(s): Disc Number of Witnesses: 3 Source:UFO Evidence Source Summary: I observed a huge UFO in 1966. It was gray-silver metallic…disk shape with dome top. Had windows (portholes as I call them). I could see the turning of the bottom of it going in one direction as the top rotated the other direction. It had rainbow colored lights. Full Report I observed a huge UFO in 1966. It was gray-silver metallic…disk shape with dome top. Had windows (portholes as I call them). I could see the turning of the bottom of it going in one direction as the top… Read More

1966: Sheriff reveals UFO encounter and death of dog

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August 9, 1966 Sighting Time: 10:30 pm Day/Night: Night Location: Richmond, Virginia Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: CE2 Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: about 200 feet  Size of Object(s): 30 feet in diameter Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): white Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia), October, 1999 Summary/Description:  “I happened to look up and there was that UFO right above the cornfield, it was just hovering right up above the power lines” about 200 feet in the air, Mathews said. The craft, which Mathews described as white and about 30 feet in diameter, made hardly a sound and emitted no light. “It was just like the ones you see on TV,” Mathews said.… Read More

1971: Landing and ‘giant’ occupant encountered by youth in Virginia

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May, 1971 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): 1 Entity Type: Humanoid Entity Description: the creature was “powerfully huge,” had long arms and was shiny in appearance. In one hand it carried a “glowing box.” Hynek Classification: CE3 Duration: ten minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: NICAP (1971) Summary/Description: Walking through a large, open field, a boy with his dog observed a glowing “thing” over a pond located in the open field. The object moved towards the youth, finally stopping near the youth, and slowly settled to the ground. After the craft landed, a door opened straight… Read More

1972: Silver orb in sky

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: 1972 Location: Springfield, Virginia Hynek Classification: DD Duration: Couple of mins Shape of Object(s): Orb Number of Witnesses: Source:UFO Evidence Source Summary: My best guess is that I was about 7 years old when this happened, maybe younger. …When we got to the middle of the wet street, I looked up and saw something very strange. Hanging there, just ahead and above me to my right, in the overcast sky, was a big, round, silver/metal orb. Full Report My best guess is that I was about 7 years old when this happened, maybe younger. I remember having on short sleeves, and the street was still wet in places from a recent rain, late afternoon.… Read More

1987: UFO Encounters over Wytheville, Virginia

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October 7, 1987 – December 1987 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Night Location: Wytheville, Virginia Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s):  2 – 4 Size of Object(s): two football fields in length Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): domed, wingless Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Special Features/Characteristics:   MIB, approximately 1,500 reports had been filed. Source: Unsolved Mysteries: The UFO Odyssey, parts 1, 2 ; Wytheville, Virginia WYVE radio station Full Report Wytheville, Virginia – 10-07-87 In 1987, in the community of Wytheville, Virginia, a series of UFO encounters would occur. The first sighting to be reported was made by three policeman. On October… Read More

1996 -1997: Portsmith, Virginia Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: Around 1996-1997 during I suppose…mid-fall. Sighting Time: 10:00-11:00 Day/Night: Night Location: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: Duration: about 1 minute or less No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): 100-200 ft wide by 30 ft Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): flat, circular object Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: Summary: A odd object suddenly appeared in the sky above the forest near my house. I was surprised at how quietly it happened, that for a moment, I thought it had been there even longer. Normally people say these things go fast, which I noticed only briefly till it slowed above the forest, seeming to look for something. Full Report From the… Read More

1998: Culpeper, Virginia Sightings

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: May, 2, 1998 Sighting Time: 11:00 pm Day/Night: Nighttime Location: Culpeper, Virginia Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: Two minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): length of a football field Distance to Object(s): 50 yards Shape of Object(s): rectangular Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 2 Source: Summary/Description: On May 2nd, 1998. My sister Ashley, who was 7 months pregnant at the time and I were coming home from dropping my mom off on Eleys Ford Road. It was a clear night, it had stormed earlier, beautiful night sky. We had gotten maybe 4 miles from our mom’s house when I… Read More