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Occurred : 9/24/2004 02:00 (Entered as : 09/24/2004 2:00)
Reported: 9/29/2004 11:54:01 AM 11:54
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:45 seconds
pulsing light racing us on the highway outside charlotte, nc

for some reason my roomate and i decided to leave wilmington and drive to charlotte at 11:00pm on thursday night last week. we had planned on going on friday but decided to leave that night spontaneously. a stop at the gas station for soda and cigs and we were off. when we crossed the bridge and got on 74 i noticed that there were no cars in front of us or behind us as, as if we were the only ones on the road. we spent most of the ride listening to music and relaxing, frequently looking at the night sky. at about 2:00-2:15am when we were roughly 20 miles from inner charlotte on highway 74 a ball/disc of light came up parallel to our car on the passenger side right above the trees as if it was traveling along the direction of the highway as well. It made me feel weird and unsafe because it rode right next to and infront of us. a good way to describe how close it was it was like 3 lanes over, about 40 feet in altitude, pulsing, producing a pulsing trail that was similar to a tear drop stretched out. it began to move side to side and up and down rythmicly pulsing and gave us one last big pulse and it just dissapeared/vanished into thin air. this was my first encounter/eye witness of whatever it was and i am now addicted to glancing at the sky, frequently scanning for it.