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Sighting Reports 2009

3 Bright Reddish-Orange Aerial Lights Seen Fading in & Out

Oak Island is on the Southern Coast of North Carolina.
Oak Island is on the Southern Coast of North Carolina.

Date of Sighting: October 13, 2009
Time of Sighting: 8:15 to 8:45 PM EDT
Location of Sighting: Oak Island, North Carolina (On S. Coast of North Carolina - See Map)

Description: I saw two sometimes three very bright, circular lights (similar to auto headlights). They appeared for about 2 to 4 seconds in the southwestern sky about 30 degrees up from the horizon off Oak Island, North Carolina. The lights were reddish-orange fading in and out. About every 5 to 10 minutes these lights reappeared for a 2-4 second duration. There was always one, sometimes two or three sets. They almost looked like lightning bugs in the sky flashing, but much brighter. I have seen them before, but tonight I saw 20-30 of them all together. Before I would only see maybe 3 at a time.

Second Report by Witness (In Response to Investigator Questions): My husband saw the lights too. I have never been a believer in UFO's, but when I moved to the coast I started because I see them often between 7 and 8 pm while sitting on my deck. Where I live there is a lot of light pollution too so I know it isn't shooting stars. They never fall. They just light up very bright and then fade out. Last night was the most I have ever seen in one night. The power plant is down the road and so is Sunset Point. Next time I will try to get it on video.

Note: These lights probably have a conventional explanation given that the witness regularly sees them. However, with limited information I can't speculate on an explanation. Perhaps they could be military flares? Recently we have received many sighting reports from North Carolina. Click here to read about North Carolina sightings.