NUFORC Sighting 81817

Occurred: 2011-06-17 01:17 Local
Reported: 2011-06-16 23:13 Pacific
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 1

Location: Mebane, NC, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object, Changed Colo

weird light flys by sounds like a Cessna.

1.5 miles north of I/85 Mebane N.C. Heard what sounded like small single prop airplane coming from east going west, Wooded area (on deck out back) heard it for about 8 seconds before I saw it.

at 5 to 8 thousand feet, saw one bright red bright ( big light not what wing tip light would look like and crimson red) no other lights at all! passed less than one mile from me, while watching through the tree's red light disappeared as it passed me ( facing north it went east to west) then when at my 10 o'clock saw two dim white lights spread apart where the rear would be.

no strobes, no red and green wingtip lights, no normal 3 strobing lights I normally see on small aircraft! I kept saying "no ((deleted)) way to myself. If it was a regular small airplane why would it only have one large red light? if they were trying to be sneaky, why have any light? If something otherworldly It was doing a fair job of imitating a small plane. sounded just like a prop plane. weather was clear! very light clouds 20,000 feet? most people would think it was just a small plane flying by.

I'm not sure what to think.

Posted 2011-06-20

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