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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/25/2012 22:00 (Entered as : 07/25/12 22:00)
Reported: 8/4/2012 9:32:35 AM 09:32
Location: Kure Beach, NC
Duration: 25 minutes
|Round dull-orange lights, stationary in the sky, over Kure Beach, NC, coastline night sky
We were in an oceanfront home overlooking Kure Beach N.C. ocean at about 10:00 p.m. 7 of us were sitting on the porch overlooking the dark ocean. The moonlight wasn't seen in the sky that night and there had been some heat lightening on and off prior to the sighting, but no rain.
All of a sudden, there were two large round dull-orange lights in the sky. As if someone had turned on a flashlight, they just appeared, like that. They were side by side and large, hanging in the sky, perfectly still/stationary. They were not blinking, there were no other colors, there was no shape - just a round orb of dull-orange light. They were shocking to see, they were absolutely too high to be from any ship out there and they were not any "flares" or any such thing. They hung there, side by side - they looked like 2 moons, side by side. They "turned on" suddenly, hung there perfectly still for about 10-15 seconds, and then, as if someone simply turned out a flashlight, they disappeared. There were no shapes or any other lights whatsoever around these 2 dull-orange balls of light. Then, after about about 10 minutes or so, a set of three of the same exact lights, not moving, simply appeared (again - as if someone behind the dark sky turned o! n a flashlight) - and they sat there - stationery, not glittering, just sitting there as if three moons, side by side were in the sky, then turned off - again, they lasted only about 15 seconds or so, then turned off.
Then, after another 15 minutes or so passed, a set of two appeared again. All three times these sets of lights (2, then 3, then 2) appeared in separate parts of the area we viewed - if they "moved" there and turned on, we coudln't see them move whatsoever - they simply "turned on" then "turned out". We sat and waited for several hours later - and didn't return - we then went to bed.
I've seen other reports in Kure Beach (some couple saying they saw lights that resembled what I was talking about on 7/23) - but they were talking about movement and different shapes - that is not what we saw. They were dull-orange orbs that appeared, and disappeared, 3 times within the space of 25-30 minutes time. They did not "sparkle", or blink or anything else.
I asked a man fishing in the surf that night if he saw them (after the last set disappeared) and he said that yes, he'd seen them, had no idea what they were, that "it's just weird". He then told me that he and another person witnessed them 2 weeks prior, in the same spot over the ocean. He did not elaborate on what time that was (2 weeks prior) or how many sets, etc. - he didn't seem to want to talk about it.
All of our family on the porch have been going to Kure Beach to vacation for 30 years - never, ever have we ever witnessed anything like this over the night ocean sky - and it was no ship nor any ship signal, it was not a "craft" that we could say, it was simply lights like described, and they didn't "move."
The other reports I read over the island (Pleasure Island) over the past several years don't exactly describe them as we saw them.
We are in awe - and are looking for some sort of logical explanation other than "military" or "alien craft." We are logical people and feel there must be a natural phenomenom due to a storm or something else - but what we witnessed, as we did, could clearly, if there were alien craft - be exactly that - much to our discomfort.