A Chesterfield, VA, witness is hoping additional witnesses come forward after an oval-shaped object surrounded by a purple haze was observed hovering just above the roadway adjacent to his home, according to March 25, 2014, testimony in Case 54939 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was 16 years old in June 1977 when he was dropped off at home by a girlfriend about 11:30 p.m., went inside to fix himself a sandwich and then stepped into his bedroom about midnight. The witness sat on his bed and his attention was drawn to a window where he saw "a purple, very bright light shining through the blinds" and into his room.
The witness stood up, crossed the room and opened the blinds.
"I saw a purple, oval-shaped object that looked like liquid metal flowing around the craft," the witness stated. "It was hovering above the road and house across the street about 20 to 25 feet in the air."
The witness immediately went to wake up his sister and brother-in-law, but when they returned to the window, the object was gone.
"Until this day, no one believed me, but I know what I saw. I will take it to my grave. I was wondering if anyone else saw this thing also. This happened in Chesterfield County, Virginia, 1977, over Tammaway Drive in the Clarendon Subdivision. After all these years, I decided to report this thing because it really bugs me about what this was. Really need to know if anyone else saw this too."
Chesterfield is the county seat of Chesterfield County, VA, population 3,558. Virginia has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Virginia had 8 UFO reports in February 2014 - the 15th highest reporting state - while California had 59 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.