This took place in Newport News, Virginia in the Summer of 2004. I was 27 at the time and there were about five of us standing outside this kind of church revival going on. It was between 8-9 p.m. at night and cloudless. I was playing with a red laser pointer, aiming it at the sky to see if I could see it in the sky. I couldn't.
What I did see, though, was this white dot. It could have been a star or a plane, but it was zipping around in the sky. I quickly told the people around me and we all watched it zip around for a few minutes before it finally went out of sight. I remember thinking it was like someone else had a white laser pointer and was messing with me, but I already knew from my attempts that a laser pointer wouldn't show up in the sky.
I've been telling this story ever since then, trying to figure out what could move so fast in the sky. It was literally zipping from one end of the sky to the next and back. My nearest guess is that Newport News is surrounded by military bases from all 4 branches, particularly Air Force bases. Could the Air Force be responsible for the zipping light? Anyone have any ideas?