A Washington D.C. witness reported a slow moving, bright white object that emitted a smaller object, according to testimony in Case 86131 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The incident occurred at 3:35 p.m. on August 21, 2017, during a partial eclipse that the witness said was near the end “before the clouds rolled in.”
“A friend and I had been watching the eclipse in Rock Creek Park with the naked eye,” the witness stated. “I spotted a small, circular, bright white object in the sky that looked like it could be a planet, but I've seen these or similar objects before in DC and knew I was seeing the same phenomenon again. The object appeared at first to be hovering, but eventually I realized it was moving slowly westward.”
The witness was fortunate to have binoculars with him.
“With my binoculars, I see the object, a brilliant white sphere, clearly emit a smaller, highly luminescent object, but that light appeared to then re-enter the white sphere. Thirty seconds to a minute later, the sphere emitted another tiny, glowing light/object, and that one too appeared to re-enter the white sphere.”
The sphere then shrunk very rapidly.
“Approximately a minute later, while I was looking through the binoculars, the sphere abruptly shrank down to a tiny point of light similar to the small objects emitted earlier (my friend observing naked-eye had thought it completely disappeared), and there appeared to be ghostly concentric circles (at least two) barely visible around the point of light. The entire structure, including the translucent circles was larger than the original size of the white sphere – perhaps 3-4 times the diameter.”
The witness then lost sight of the object.
“Less than 30 seconds later, the object was covered by the incoming storm clouds and we didn't see it again. This was a very exciting experience for both of us.”
CAG member Fred Kohler for MUFON investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown – Other.