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Occurred : 3/17/2011 23:30 (Entered as : 3/17/11 23:30)
Reported: 3/17/2011 8:33:15 PM 20:33
Posted: 3/23/2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
Rising light in the sky

I am a student at UNC.

I sit out on the front porch to smoke cigarettes. Every night for the past couple nights, I see a light in the same position in the sky. It is very high in the sky seeing as how I can only make it out as a light. It slowly rises directly up to a point and will stop. The light will persist in the same location for varying lengths of time. I cannot ascertain how long precisely. When I return to smoke another cigarette it can still be there or it can be gone. There are no discernable stars in the vicinity and the light is completely gone. It doesnt flash and has a slight orange or red tint to it. Planes will occasionally fly close to it but it seems they are just flying through. Perhaps the light is higher in the sky than these planes although I cannot tell.

This part is stupid and probably just my overactive imagination but I had been watching the NCAA Tournament all night and when the commerical for the movie Paul came on, the TV blacked out several times during the commericial but at no other time at any point in the night.

((NUFORC Note: Celestial bodies?? PD))