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Four witnesses report 10 cigar-shaped UFOs over Hillsville, Virginia

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Four Virginia witnesses report watching a total of 10 cigar-shaped objects "gliding" over Hillsville, VA, beginning at 8:15 p.m. on June 13, 2011, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Two local residents were originally outside watching when the first craft moved across a cloudless sky from the north to the south.

"The craft appeared to be silver or light in color, as it reflected the sun and made no noise and left no chemtrail," the reporting witness stated. "Though strange, the event seemed insignificant until another identical craft came into view less than one minute later, following the same altitude and path."

The two were then joined by two more people, and the four watched as three more identical crafts crossed the sky about one minute apart from each other.

"The only difference in the three subsequent crafts was that they were still appearing to adhere to the same directional path but flew lower or higher than the original two."

Then five minutes later, another craft appeared moving from the opposite direction - flying southeast to northwest.

"Speed and altitude were similar but the craft seemed orange in color (perhaps a reflection of the setting sun which was an orange/pink hue)."

About 30 seconds later, another craft appeared coming from the north, but was traveling southwest instead of directly south.

They also observed a commercial aircraft moving south to north, with a UFO directly behind it.

"Following closely behind (the commercial craft) but at a slower speed, characteristic of the other unidentified crafts, another craft travels from southeast to northwest. Traveling parallel but in the exact opposite direction, another one of the crafts is seen."

The witnesses believed the two parallel crafts to be flying dangerously close to each other.

"Their average speeds appeared to be 'too slow' for any familiar craft at such low altitudes. This was apparent to the original witness, of military background, but obvious to the other witnesses as well."

Then the group noticed a "dark" craft move into the area.

"Moments after the previous three were witnessed all at once, a dark or black craft of indiscernible shape was seen traveling from northeast to southwest, but was on a completely separate path than any of the other crafts."

One of the witnesses was tracking commercial flights on a phone application.

"During the entire event, one witness was using an application (PlaneFinder)on his iPhone, which turned up "No commercial flights at the time," with the exception of the obvious aforementioned flight. The entire event lasted approximately 30 minutes, with no more activity observed from the witnesses for the additional half hour they remained outside."

No images or video were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on June 13, 2011. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Hillsville is a town in Carroll County and is the county seat, population 2,607.

We recently reported on another Virginia sighting - in Fairfax - on June 10, 2011, in Object visible over Fairfax, VA, two days in a row. The two towns are separated by nearly 300 miles.

Virginia is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating,
with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Virginia had 5 reports in May 2011, while California had 55 UFO reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.

You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page. The most up-to-date UFO information can be heard at web radio show UFO Traffic Report every Wednesday, 9 - 10:30 p.m. EST, which includes a UFO Witness Testimony Program segment, and an update of the UFO ALERT national rating system. Past shows are available at the Archive page.

The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Virginia MUFON State Director Susan Swiatek investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

VA, June 13, 2011 - 10 Unidentified Cigar-Shaped Crafts 'Glide" Over Hillsville, VA. MUFON Case # 29540.

On the evening of June 13th, 2011 at approximately 08:15 PM, two Hillsville residents were standing out in their driveway, when one spotted a cigar-shaped craft "gliding" across the cloudless sky from north to south.

The craft appeared to be silver or light in color, as it reflected the sun and made no noise and left no chemtrail. Though strange, the event seemed insignificant until another identical craft came into view less than one minute later, following the same altitude and path. The two original witnesses were then joined by two additional persons, and they all continued to watch as three more of the same type of crafts followed, appearing about one minute apart.

The only difference in the three subsequent crafts was that they were still appearing to adhere to the same directional path but flew lower or higher than the originial two.

No more than five minutes later, another craft appeared coming from the opposite direction of the original five, this one flying from southeast to northwest. Speed and altitude were similar but the craft seemed orange in color (perhaps a reflection of the setting sun which was an orange/pink hue).

Then rather quickly, perhaps within thirty seconds of the former, another craft was seen flying from the original north position, but was traveling southwest, instead of directly south.

Occurring at the same time, an easily discernible commercial plane was flying from south to north. Following closely behind but at a slower speed, characteristic of the other unidentified crafts, another craft travels from southeast to northwest.

Traveling parallel but in the exact opposite direction, another one of the crafts is seen.

The two parallel crafts appear from the naked eye and with aid of a digital camera, to be dangerously close to one another. (Never seen with commercial flights.) Their average speeds appeared to be "too slow" for any familiar craft at such low altitudes. This was apparent to the original witness, of military background, but obvious to the other witnesses as well.

Moments after the previous three were witnessed all at once, a dark or black craft of indiscernible shape was seen traveling from northeast to southwest, but was on a completely separate path than any of the other crafts.

During the entire event, one witness was using an application (PlaneFinder)on his iPhone, which turned up NO commercial flights at the time, with the exception of the obvious aforementioned flight. The entire event lasted approximately thirty minutes, with no more activity observed from the witnesses for the additional half hour they remained outside.

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