NUFORC Sighting 13700

Occurred: 2000-08-02 21:30 Local
Reported: 2000-08-07 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 1.5 hours
No of observers: 6

Location: Long Beach (Southport), NC, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

6 of us saw three bright lights appearing next to each other for about 1.5 hours, several crafts appeared to be searching for it.

Six of us were on our oceanfront vacation home, and saw 3 lights appear in a line one at a time, and stayed lit for about 3 seconds, then one light would appear for a few seconds and then dissappear, then reappear hundreds of yards to the right or left seconds later. Sometimes we could see a very dimly lit light after the bright lights went out. This went on for about 1 and a half hours, and there were people in the house behind us and a few houses down that were also watching this go on. During this a prop plane came out and flew down the coast line 15 times around the area that we saw the object. A coast guard craft? also appeared out in the distance and moved very quickly several times down the coast. There was a fishing boat that was right underneath the object when it first started appearing, it moved very quickly out of the distance during the activity. In the sky behind us we saw 4 Military jets? moving extemeley fast, 3 had red lights and they looked like they were escorting a forth craft that was had a white light. They quickly dissappeared into the distance. At 11:00pm was the last time we saw the bright light appear over the ocean, we estimate it maybe a half mile from our porch over the ocean. We saw nothing the next two nights.

Posted 2000-08-19

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