|Occurred : 2/21/1998 20:00 (Entered as : 02/21/98 20:00)
Reported: 2/21/1998 18:54
Location: Halifax, NC
|While driving I noticed a large, bright orange circle in the sky with what appeared to be a straight object sticking down from the lower left and lower right side as well as one straight object sticking down from the middle of the circle toward the bottom. I went behind some trees and when I rounded the curve and got back into a clearing the object was gone.
I was driving home and looking toward the southeast sky when I saw a large circular shaped ball of orange light just above the tree line. There appeared to be a straight line (leg of some type) protruding from the lower left side near the bottom and from the lower right side near the bottom. A similar object was protruding straight down from the bottom of the object. I approached a wooded area and could no longer see the object. I rounded a curve and came back into a clearing and the object had completely disappeared. There was no trail of light and never a sound. I got a family member and we rode around the area that I thought the light was in, but we saw nothing unusual. Approximately one hour later, about 23:00, I went outside and looked toward the area where I had previously seen the object and there was a small red circular light and a small green circular light hovering in the same area. No noise could be heard and the object was not moving. I called for family members to come outside, and three other family members witnessed the red and green lights hovering in the sky. Suddenly the lights started moving forward toward the north and we then heard a noise like the engine of a plane and this object moved away to the north. We wondered then if perhaps the military or someone else had seen something in the sky and come to investigate the same bright orange light I saw.