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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/22/2007 21:00 (Entered as : 02/22/07 21:00)
Reported: 2/24/2007 3:33:18 AM 03:33
Posted: 2/24/2007
Location: Jefferson (7 miles east of), NC
Shape: Light
Duration: 15 -20 seconds
I saw a bright, orangish light in the sky that turned off, leaving no trail or any evidence that it was a search/landing light.

I saw a bright, orangish light about 35-40 degrees up from the horizon in the southern sky.

My first thought was that Mars was unusually low and bright. I then thought I was seeing an evacuation helicopter moving toward Ashe Memorial Hospital, some 7 miles to the west and he had his spot light on for some reason.

I did not see any movement laterally, but it seemed to be growing, indicating that it was moving toward me.

As I watched the light, it turned off. I did not see any blinking aircraft lights to indicate that it was an aircraft that had turned off any landing or search lights.

It was a bright, orangish light, larger than a star or planet, that simply turned off in the sky.