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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/17/2018 21:00 (Entered as : 12/17/2018 21:00)
Reported: 12/18/2018 2:34:59 PM 14:34
Posted: 1/4/2019
Location: Hickory, NC
Shape: Circle
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Orange Glowing and Pulsing Circular Object over Hickory, NC, USA

I observed a round pulsing object that was bright orange and glowing. It left no trail nor emitted sound. I first noticed the object in clear skies at 9 pm at night facing West/North West at 295 degrees. The object was slowly traveling straight down followed by a leveling off curve to the left then level horizontal for a distance. During the leveling off curve and horizontal movement, the object slowed dramatically and at one point was almost no longer moving. The pulsing orange light may have been caused by a rotation of the object. The edges were fuzzy and the shape seemed to change with the pulsing. I did not have a camera at the time and I went inside to get me wife to see it. When we returned, it was no longer visible.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and found him to be both eloquent, and sober-minded, about his sighting. We suspect that he is a highly qualified witness. PD))