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Occurred : 11/18/2008 18:30 (Entered as : 11/18/08 18:30)
Reported: 2/17/2009 5:19:07 PM 17:19
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Wilmington, NC
Shape: Circle
3 unexplained circular lights over the ocean in North Carolina

On the night of November 18, I and a friend of mine were walking along the beach. I looked out into the ocean and a little bit above the horizon I saw a light (the color of a streetlight) blink on then off, almost like the light faded off. It was a circular light. My friend did not see this. As we kept walking in the same direction, I look up in the sky and notice the light again. I told my friend and he watched. There was a light (same one as before) come on and fade off, directly next to the right of it (with some space in between) I saw another light come on right after the first one and fade away, then another did the same (3rd one). For a little while they did not show up, until we started walking back to my car when we look up again and see another light come on higher up in the sky than the other times, as that one faded away diagonally to the left another light faded on and off. That was the last we saw the lights. About 10-15 mins later, we noticed that around the moon there was an outline of perfect circle of what looked like clouds. After a while it disappeared. I have seen shooting stars and planes before and this was definitely not one. The lights seemed to be stabilized and not moving when we noticed them, the lights stayed on for about 15-30 seconds before they faded away. Other than that I really do not know how to explain what we saw.