Reported: 2013-11-10 13:17 Pacific
Duration: 2-3 minutes
No of observers: 5
Location: Durham, NC, USA
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Emitted other objects
Bright flashing white ball in broad daylight
Around lunch time on a job site in Durham, NC, several co-workers & I looked up to see a bright circular white light in the sky. It was a very blue sky crisp clear day, almost no clouds. It lasted for 2 to 3 minutes & mostly stayed in one spot only drifting to the right very slightly. It seemed very big as we saw other planes cross the same area throughout the day & ones that were lower to the ground you could make out in good detail. So we do not believe there was any mistaking this ball of light for a plane or anything else.
Every 8-10 seconds the light would either blink out & disappear instantly then blink back in or fade to smaller then blink out completely then a couple seconds later blink right back into view. 2-3 minutes of this fading/blinking in & out & after the last disappearance it didn't come back, it just seemed to vanish & we didn't see it anymore that day. It almost seemed like a solid object but it was so bright white it was hard to decipher any distinct edges.
On examination of video that we took, to the lower right side of the object there seemed to be a much smaller round object floating with it & zoomed out along with it as it disappeared. But was not visible throughout the entire video, just a few second here & there.
Video shows a white colored object appearing, and then disappearing, as the witness indicates above. We will inquire whether he might have been photographing through a plate of glass, and therefore, whether the light might be a reflection. PD
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