"Early in the morning of July 19, 1952, two former Air Force personnel were driving down Highway 211 near Centerville, VA, when their car was struck by an object falling from the sky, which left powder burns on the hood. The two veterans were puzzled about the object, but inexplicably, left it behind on the road without getting out of the car and examining it. That bizarre incident, detailed in this declassified Air Force report, may have been the beginning of one of the seminal events in the American UFOology: A series of sightings in July and early August 1952 in the vicinity of Washington DC. Occurring disturbingly close to the epicenter of the nation’s political and military power, the sightings aroused a public and media frenzy, and prompted inquiries all the way up the chain of command to President Truman himself."
Monday, May 23, 2011
NatGeo's "When Aliens Attack" Article - Breaking UFO News, 5/23
So, NatGeo recently published an article about a very eerie UFO event over DC that happened in 1952. This ties into a declassified air force document about it, which confirms the sighting.