|Occurred : 9/3/2005 23:35 (Entered as : 09/03/2005 23:35)
Reported: 9/3/2005 9:17:45 PM 21:17
Location: Statesville, NC
|Tri-colored light in eastern sky attracts attention of star gazer near midnight in Statesville, North Carolina.
At approx. 11:35 p.m., I stepped out to my front porch to smoke a cigarette. I'm always looking at the stars whenever they are visable. I spotted a star that looked to be blinking. I watched it for about 3-4 minutes before asking my husband to get his glasses and come outside. I pointed it out to him and he returned in to the house to retrieve his binoculars. I continued to watch the "star". I could tell that there were at least three colors, white, red and green (or blue). When my husband returned with his binoculars, he said "whatever it is, it sure is neat". He then gave the binoculars to me and I watched it for a short time. There seemed to be a goldish colored light that would appear occasionally. It hovered in the sky over what looked to be the Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, NC. I checked two more times to see if the light was still in the sky. The first time, it had not moved, but the second time it had moved slightly higher and to the east.