Location of Sighting: Lenoir, North Carolina
Date of Sighting: April 17, 2021
Time of Sighting: 10 PM EDT
Description: 15 or objects came west from Burke County toward Caldwell County following highway 18 north. We watched them for about a half an hour. They looked like flaming spheres. Then they turned east and continued until they left from view. We managed this time to get them on video. They were completely silent flying at about 500 feet from the ground on the same level as a plane that was taking off from Lenoir Morganton Airport. The plane flew through the path of the objects. There is no way the pilot could not have seen them. They were both at the same height in the air.
Note: At first I thought the witnesses could have seen Star-Link satellites, but the description doesn’t fit. I also doubt if they were Chinese lanterns because they were visible for a half an hour which is generally longer than lanterns can be seen.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 only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.