Location of Sighting: Near Charlotte, North Carolina
Date of Sighting: July 4, 2017
Time of Sighting: 8:30 or 9:30 PM EDT
Description: I am so glad that I found this. My sighting was on the fourth of July 2017 at about 8:30 or 9:30 PM. I am not sure of the exact time. I was out on my 3rd floor patio (I live in South Carolina on the border of Charlotte NC) watching the fireworks going off in every direction. I was on the phone with my friend and I said “what the heck” is that? It was high in the air like the height of a plane flying into Charlotte Airport would be. It appeared to be flying at a few thousand feet. It was too high for a drone for sure. It was all red and moving at a fair clip pretty fast flying to the North to Northwest. I had to squint, but it appeared to have a flickering tail, almost as if leaving a trail of light behind it slightly. Before I knew it, it was gone. I have waited all this time to find someone else to say they saw it locally, but so far I have heard nothing and then I found this. It makes me feel good that I am not the only one. I tried to get a picture with my I-phone, but all I can see is a light dot in the sky and another to the left which was a star. (That was the other thing that made me feel like it was low.) You could tell it was way lower than the stars, but much higher than a drone would be.
PS I realize that my sighting is two years later, but I find it interesting that they are so similar and on the same day. Maybe the fireworks has something to do with it. I want to know what it is.
Note: The witness is referring to the sighting of orange-red flickering lights in Bloomington, Minnesota and Tampa, Florida on July 4, 2015.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.