|Occurred : 4/15/2008 21:30 (Entered as : 04/15/08 21:30)
Reported: 4/15/2008 8:36:25 PM 20:36
Location: Cary, NC
|Stationary Light Flashing Erratically, and Low Flying Object
A stationary strobe of bluish light was observed roughly 10 miles southwest of RDU Airport at 9:39PM EST. Two minutes of video has been recorded on a cell phone showing a stationary and erratically flashing bluish light.
At approximately 9:40 a small blue light seemed to approach the flashing object from below and roughly east. At this point the larger stationary light ceases flashing and is replaced by a dim blue light at a constant brightness, and begins to travel roughly west, and away (and out of my view) from the approaching object – which also changes course, leaving the two lights moving in separate directions, almost simultaneously.
It should be noted that the first, larger object/light had flight characteristics similar to a helicopter (though no sound was observed). The cell phone footage taken clearly shows the object as being stationary for the better part of two minutes. The footage also shows the light as flashing erratically and alternating between blue and possibly light green.
At 10:02PM, a third object was observed. This time a neighbor witnessed. We both agreed that it was large, and didn’t behave or sound like any plane we knew of as it flew very low and very slow with only a very slight humming sound. It was observed in the distance as hovering initially by myself. The neighbor observed it only after it began moving east from roughly the same area as the original lights were observed at 9:39-9:40PM. This object flew approximately 1-2 miles from our vantage point (near highways 55 and 540, and at approximately 1,000 ft. It traveled no faster than 80-100 mph as a rough estimate. We observed this object as having approximately 6-7 lights. A bright yellowish green light in front, three or more red lights around its center, and two flashing blue lights near the rear. It disappeared behind a row of trees after approximately 1-2 minutes.
Given the relative proximity to RDU Airport, we agreed that it could possibly have been some sort or plane. But its total lack of sound considering the short distance, and its extremely low airspeed were obvious and unfamiliar to both of us.
No discernible shapes could be made of any of these objects.
((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of Sirius?? PD))