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Occurred : 3/7/2011 20:00 (Entered as : 03/07/11 20:00)
Reported: 3/11/2011 6:44:44 PM 18:44
Posted: 3/23/2011
Location: Cary, NC
Shape: Sphere
Duration:about 7 minutes
I'm not a great writer but I'll do my best.

I'm male, 52 years old, some college, small business owner & very honest.

I just moved down to Cary, N.C. from L.I., N.Y. a few weeks ago.

On L.I., I would watch the stars as I smoked my cigarettes, which I never do in the house.

Since moving down to Cary, it was upsetting to me that the sky had all this light pollution reflecting from the ground & the stars weren't as clear as in L.I., N.Y., nevertheless, I would look at the sky when I would step out of the house to smoke my occasional cigarette. I am used to seeing planes, jets & helicopters & have many years of orientation of what they look like at night.

On 3-07-11 I stepped out for my cigarette break, looked up & saw this large star which I thought was a planet. A passenger jet was flying west from Raleigh airport in the east. As I'm watching the jet, I noticed that the star was moving above the jet from south to north. If the jet was flying at 2,000 feet, I re-evaluated that the star was an object flying above the jet around 3,000 feet.

The object was round, very bright white. From looking at a typical star, the object was at least 20 to 30 times larger. There was no beacon, no typical red & green lights. I thought it may be a plane's head lights, but the headlights were pointing down & the plane must be flying backwards??? As I continued looking at it, it seemed to be flying higher then it slowly vanished. I was and still am convinced that that was nothing I have ever seen a man-made aircraft do. It was not a meteor, or a weather balloon, or swamp gas....

I came back in & told my wife & daughter what I've just seen & they laughed. I know what I saw.

Has anyone else reported this?