My husband and I, along with our 2 year old son where out night fishing for catfish on the James River in an area known as Monacan Park. This small section of river weaves between two small mountain ranges. We were tucked away just on the other side of the river bend, and at the base of one of the ranges of mountains where the train track runs, facing in the direction of the other range. The outline of the other ridge could be seen as there was some light from the moon.
I happen to be looking in that direction when a bar of solid light came very slowly from behind the very top of the mountain as if it were coming in a straight line from that direction. It moved very slowly with no sound at all. My husband and I both watched it, keeping our eyes on it the whole time.I could just barely make it out but it seemed like I could see the shape of the object above the lights. It was dark/black and had a curve to the top of it. I could not see the bottom at all. Once it got to the very top of this mountain's tree line it seemed to change direction and head back the other way. Like it came to the edge just enough to see the reflection of light in the river.
It lasted maybe a minute to two minuets and we were both just sort of shocked by it. We looked at each other and were like "what was that?!" We didn't know what to say or do about it. We didn't know what it was as it made no sound and had no other lights to indicate that it was a plane or any other type of aircraft.
I have submitted a photo map from Google Earth and have included pin points and the path it appeared to have followed.
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