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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/16/2023 06:37 (Entered as : 03/16/2023 6:37 AM)
Reported: 3/16/2023 4:51:10 AM 04:51
Posted: 4/9/2023
Location: Gastonia, NC
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 1 min
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Orange/Red fireball seen in sky

I was on my way back from walking my kids to the bus stop. It was still dark outside. I got to the third house from the corner when I looked up and saw a orange/red colored light moving fast through the sky. I live near an airport so at first I assumed that that was what it was. There were also other planes flying. Then the light began to zig zag really fast. I knew then that it wasn't a plane or drone. Next it stopped moving and just hovered in that spot for 3 sec, then started moving again . When it got directly over me, it disappeared. I could have sworn I saw a larger craft with no lights sitting/hovering exactly where the smaller light disappeared. I'm not crazy and I know what I saw!