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UFO sighting in Loudoun County?

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ASHBURN, VA. (WJLA) - It makes sense to see the sky light up on New Year's Eve, except an Ashburn man says he didn't see fireworks, but possibly a UFO.

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Chris Smith doesn’t live far from Dulles and is used to seeing airplanes fly above.

“You couldn’t help but see it in the sky, it was that bright,” he says.

Smith grabbed his cell phone and started recording. He captured two lights two lights sitting in the sky and barely moving. Intrigued, he called for his children.

“I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” says his son, Markus, 10.

Markus thought it could be a new type of rocket or flares.

“It was cool and kind of scary,” says Smith's daughter, Summer. 

“They really moved like nothing else in the sky.”

Smith was in complete disbelief.

“To watch lights move, drop and stop, change direction and go out, come in with just a smooth silent grace, it was strange," he says.

And it looks like Smith may not be alone with his experience; the ABC station in Sacramento, Calif. reported people in that area saw something similar. The lights were even spotted in the Los Angeles area.

In Ashburn, Smith says he’s been out the last two nights, hoping he’ll see something. So far, there haven't been any other sightings.

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