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Reader Asks: What’s That Thing in the Sky?

by Karen Goff September 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm 1,026 5 Comments

Flying object/reader photo

A Reston Now reader looked up into the sky Sunday and saw a mysterious object floating above.

Since Reston Now knows of no such UFO invasion, training exercises or robots-in-the-sky news, we are asking other readers — any ideas?

Some ideas floating around Facebook: an odd-shaped drone and an escaped mylar birthday balloon (could be an errant robot or Disney character).

Did you see it? In any case, tell us your theories in the comments.

  • FoetusBlow

    poor, unarmed Black child, apparently.

  • Ming the Merciless

    Ming has been known to fly around his domain using a jetpack.

  • Droneless

    We live in a no-fly-one for drones (given proximity to IAD), so it couldn’t a drone, unless a police drone.

    • Mike M

      Sure! Because no one ever violates restricted airspace with drones. Ever.

  • Mike M

    I am reminded of a short story by Poe where a man thought he saw a monster on a distant mountain, until he realized it was only an insect on the window. This looks like something on someone’s glasses.

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