A Charlottesville, VA, witness reported a chevron-shaped UFO gliding silently under 400 feet over his home about 1 a.m. on March 28, 2014, according to testimony in Case 55008 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness reported that he could not sleep and went outside for a cigarette when the object was first seen.
"It was a breezy, clear night, with very few clouds in the sky," the witness stated. "I leaned back on the deck railing and tilted my head back to see the stars. As I looked up, the wind quickly died down to a calm silence and then I noticed the black/slightly reflective chevron, V-shaped object come into vision from the southeast over the tree tops."
The witness described the object's movement.
"The object proceeded to glide directly over my head approximately 200-400 feet in altitude with no sound and no light emitted in a slight arch to the west. I estimate that the V was between 12-20 feet wide. Within 5-10 seconds I lost sight of the object behind a large tree in my backyard."
The witness continued to look for the object.
"As I tried to reacquire the object, I saw one star-sized flash of light in the same direction the object was headed, and then five seconds later, one last flash of light in the same location."
The witness could not identify the object.
"At first I was skeptical of this sighting as I live within two miles of a commuter airport, but due to the lack of any landing or strobe lights, the path of travel, no sound, and only two flashes of light in the distance, I believe this was a legitimate UFO sighting whether extraterrestrial or military drone."
The witness offers up additional clues.
"There is a large, secluded, public fishing lake in the exact path of the UFO travel and the Navy regularly conducts touch and go training with E-2 Hawkeye early warning radar planes at our public airport which is roughly 250 miles inland from Norfolk."
No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was submitted on March 28, 2014. Charlottesville is the county seat of Albemarle County, VA, population 118,389. 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.