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Occurred : 8/10/2011 21:15 (Entered as : 08/10/2011 21:15)
Reported: 8/21/2011 10:46:26 PM 22:46
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: South Nags Head, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
red/orange lights, with connecting trailers of light

I was sitting on the deck of our beach front cottage and a stationary red light appeared, well out over the water, around 25 degrees above the horizon. After about 10 seconds, the light brightened and went orange and then appeared to divide into four lights, with a streak of light attaching each light (up to four orange lights, each attached by a line of orange light). This ended after a few seconds.

Then the red light appeared again in a somewhat different area from my perspective and repeated the process described above.

I thought at first a satellite had fallen out of its orbit, or a plane had caught fire and was coming apart. But it all started with a stationary red light, and, it all happened twice so I figured it was something else. It was no airplane, I'm sure of that.

About an hour later, I saw a plane go south right down the water line on the beach at low altitude. Ther plane made a returned, and then head out to sea in the extact area I saw the red/orange light phenomena.