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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/24/2011 19:30 (Entered as : 10/24/11 19:30)
Reported: 10/25/2011 3:46:20 AM 03:46
Posted: 10/25/2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 1 min
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Yellow/orange cigar shaped object over Charlotte, NC

I was not sure what I was seeing. The object was cigar shaped, yellow and orange in color with a short white tail. At first I thought that someone had shot off a firework, but I didn't hear the whoosh sound which typically precedes flight. I watched it travel in a a fast, horizontal trajectory, no sound at all. I then lost it as it passed over a grove of trees.

This observance was at 7:25 pm in Charlotte, NC. It was a very clear dark evening and I know that it was not s shooting star as it was very bright. I was the only one in my family to see it and unfortunately did not have a digital camera at the time. Very strange.