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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/3/2019 17:30 (Entered as : 08/03/19 17:30)
Reported: 8/6/2019 7:16:25 PM 19:16
Posted: 8/23/2019
Location: Wilmington, NC
Shape: Other
Duration: 5 seconds
Firework sparks in daytime; highly reflective glitter; bird flock formation; closely overhead.

Dear NUFORC, First and foremost, I would like to say "thank you" for the work that you do.

It was a lovely, clear Saturday and I was home after directing morning music rehearsals at a local church. I was elated because the early evening was beatific in its summer breeze.

Coming home to perfect summer weather was nice, as our church building has a cold-and-spooky vibe that leaves me drained.

I was standing up on my porch, just enjoying the blue sky while my friend sat down to check her texts, when I suddenly saw something 25-50 ft overhead - something that I still cannot explain, as I have found little to no evidence.

It was a highly reflective, metallic, glittery, shapeless poof of sparks that resembled blinking stars or fireworks. The blob was about 5 ft in length, had many sparks, appeared out of thin air and disappeared the same way.

Toward the end of its appearance, the sparks seemed to coordinate with one another to make a formation that reminded me of a flock of birds flying very high overhead, at sunset. I can definitely confirm that this was not that. This was especially strange to me, and reminded me that I have a friend who has been researching UFO's for many years, and that she has found that they like to hide by imitating their environment.

Back to the event, I was slack-jawed by what I was seeing, yet immediately alarmed my friend who was not able to look up from her screen to see the 2-5 second event. I would like to add that we were soberly sharing food, and that I don't suffer from any type of hallucinations. Finally, I was not scared at all by the proximity of this sighting...just blown away.