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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/16/2019 21:15 (Entered as : 05/16/19 21:15)
Reported: 5/16/2019 10:22:09 PM 22:22
Posted: 6/7/2019
Location: Oak Island, NC
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
3 fireballs or flare like lights above the ocean that quickly disappeared.

I was staying with family this week at the beach on oak island. I was out in front of thte beach house around 9:15 and saw three flare like lights to the Southwest (myrtle beach direction) but probably 10,000+ feet high. #1, then #2, then #3 appeared within a few seconds in a triangle formation then they disappeared very fast. Iíd say they could be flares but does the military typically drop flares off the coast this far from a base? They didnít last long like flares either. It was very quick. Literally right when I saw them they disappeared after 3 seconds. Also heard no aircraft of any kind at all.