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Occurred : 9/15/2003 20:00 (Entered as : 09/15/2003 20:00)
Reported: 9/20/2003 11:34:47 AM 11:34
Posted: 9/24/2003
Location: Pireway, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
One orange light divides into two

I saw two different unexplainable, by me at least, objects in the sky as I was heading home on backroads near Pireway, NC. First I saw what I tried to tell myself was either a small airplane or fireworks. Multi-colored lights twinkled overhead for just 4-5 seconds and disappeared. I told myself, there must be a haze in the sky that caused it to disappear, but then observed the sky and noticed there wasn't a cloud in the sky and stars shining brightly. I blew off the multi-colored twinkling lights as possible small airplane or fireworks. I traveled approx. 3 miles, turned to go south-east and suddenly an orange, brillant, glassy, shimmering light appears above the treetops looking south. I saw it actually develope, like from nothing grew to the size it was. Looking through the windshield, the perfect circle was about the size of a silver dollar that appeared to be approx. 3 miles away from me at about a 50 degree angle. Suddenly the orange circle divided into two, like you see a cell divide under a microscope. The two orange circles stay motionless for a few seconds, then suddenly appeared to drop towards each other, diminish and disappear. I witnessed this event for approx. 8-10 seconds. There were two vehicles behind me an one honked their horn after the lights divided. There was no beam of light, aura or haze, trail, or sound, just perfect orange circle of lights, that I tend to describe like the color of a burning cigarette, hot coals from a fire.