|Occurred : 7/30/2000 01:30 (Entered as : 07/30/00 01:30)
Reported: 8/5/2000 02:21
Location: Nags Head, NC
Duration:1hr. 30 minutes
|Outer Banks is treated to spectacular "star" formations
10 balls of light resembling stars entered our field of vision around 1:00 Am EST. We had been watching quite a few "shooting stars" when a friend just stopped and said, "Oh, my God". We all looked up and saw 10 "stars" moving together West-bound coming from the Atlantic Ocean at incredible speed. We all immediately saw them and began tracking them. they followed each other in a very tight group, and then suddenly burst into different directions. Several went below the light horizon for a while, but the others traced circular patterns in the sky. Thinkng they might be birds reflecting light, we broke out the binoculars and the telescope that we had, and through them we saw that they were too high and far to be birds, and that they were emitting their own light, not reflecting other light. They then rejoined and "flew" southward and disappeared. 10 minutes later they reappeared in the same place that they originally entered and broke into three groups-two groups of three and one group of four. They all traveled in a generally northern direction, but not all at the same time. after 15 more minutes of watching, only three were left visible. At 2:12 AM EST we retired for the evening having not seen them for a good 2o mibutes. i am curious as to if any other reports were made.