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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/4/2021 20:33 (Entered as : 07/04/21 20:33)
Reported: 7/4/2021 9:29:19 PM 21:29
Posted: 8/16/2021
Location: South Mills, NC
Shape: Oval
Duration: 1 second
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Object moving with great speed noticed on video playback

On July 4th, 2021 at 2033 I used my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to record a person light and fire a roman candle fire cracker in slow motion. I thought nothing of it and continued my day. I had no alcohol and saw/heard nothing unusual in the sky. I was facing south south east.

When I returned home, I played the video back on my phone and zoomed into the person firing the roman candle to see how the slow motion looked. I noticed a small dark object above the people moving left to right. I zoomed in with my fingers by pinching the screen, and watched the dark object go from left to right across the entire screen within one second of real time.

I watched it several times. I do not know how far away it was but it appeared to be further than some trees in the background. It was moving very fast and it (appeared) was very small. I thought it could have been an insect but the flight path was very controlled with no zig zagging. I thought it may have been a bird but it was not possible for a bird to fly that fast.

I enhanced the video and made it easier to see but I still could not make it out. The moving image is very blurry and has some light around it but that could be pixelation.