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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/26/2007 19:00 (Entered as : 5/26/07 19:00)
Reported: 5/29/2007 10:49:21 AM 10:49
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Wilmington, NC
Shape: Oval
Duration: 20 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Near ILM airport ,before dusk we saw a oval orange tinted object not moving at first and then slowly moved and disapeared.

My wife and I (we are in our early 40's) were in our back yard around 7pm. The sun was close to setting but was still light out. We live 2 miles from ILM airport, and our house seems to be right below a regular eastern seaboard flight track. This means we see aircraft daily very high up in the sky going north and south. While looking up in the sky, I noticed an oval, orange tinted object very high in the sky. It was about the same hight as the planes we see, but it was not moving. Then is slowly drifted south, about as slow as the rotation of the earth. I initially thought it was a satillite, and the orange color was the relfection of the sun. After thinking about would have had to have been a really big satillite for us to see it that far away. We checked the papers to see if anyone else had seen it, but haven't found anything out about it.