Reported: 2005-01-23 16:49 Pacific
Duration: 5-10 min.
No of observers: 2
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Aircraft nearby
Amber/Orange lights hover in Charlotte sky
I was on the phone with my girlfriend at about 7:20. I was outside smoking a cigarette, and through the trees above my neighbors house a light/fireball looking object appeared. It was about the size of a street light but was quite a distance away. It was a much bigger light than any plane, and stayed in the same spot the whole time while other planes flew in various different areas of the sky. It was also higher in the sky than any streetlight, and above a large forest area, so it was definately no ordinary aircraft. While watching it, the object would dim and brighten randomlly. At one point, another object that appeared to be the same type showed up next to it. That object disappeared but the first object stayed. At that time I went inside to get some binoculars and I told my brother to come with me. When I looked at the object, it seemed to be 2-3 lights. They were amber or orange in color. Right after my brother came out, the object seemed to dim and just went out completely. We watched for a few more minutes but it was gone.
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