|Occurred : 3/26/2008 20:30 (Entered as : 03/26/08 20:30)
Reported: 4/1/2008 6:19:37 PM 18:19
Location: Hatteras Village, NC
|3 orange lights appeared in a line,one blinked out only to reappear above the next in line,it happened 3-4 times then lights disapeared
While on a Boy Scout biking trip during Spring Break, we were crossing on the Ocracoke Island to Hatteras Island ferry at approximately 20:30 hours, heading back to our campground, after a day of biking. There were four of us out on the forward portion of the car deck, while most of the rest of the troop was on the back of the deck watching the wake, and the rest were in our bus. I am the Scoutmaster of the troop and have been a Boy Scout leader for years. My son was with me, as were 2 more of my scouts. I was looking towards Hatteras Village, when I saw what appeared to be directly above the village,(Several hundred feet in the air)3 lights blink on, one at a time. They were very brilliant in color, very similar to an orange looking halogen street lamp. There were 3 of them in a line, and there was no sound that I could hear, although we were on the front of a passenger/car ferry. They all faded out one at a time quickly, that's when I turned and I asked my son and 2 of my scouts if they had seen what I had just seen and they looked up to where I was pointing. That's when the 3 lights came back on, one at a time and were all in a line. As the light in the rear of the line faded out, another would appear in the front of the line. The lights stayed lit up for approximately 10-15 seconds each time, then they would fade out and appear somewhere else in the line, almost instantly. As we looked at this, I told my son to go get the camera out of the bus, and he ran back to get it. As he was running back to get it, several others on the other side of the front of the ferry were talking about it as well. I never took my eyes off of the lights, and when approximately 45 seconds had elapsed, all of the lights seemed to move quickly to the left, (again all in a line), then seemed to all move in a circular pattern, (once agiain all in unison), and they all faded quickly and did not reappear. We were very baffled by what we saw, and I KNOW WE SAW SOMETHING THAT I CAN'T EXPLAIN.