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Occurred : 10/20/2003 23:30 (Entered as : 10/20/2003 23:30)
Reported: 10/21/2003 5:21:12 AM 05:21
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Kannapolis, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:< 60 seconds
A long light, like a star that moved fast and kinda sparkled. Moved in full view, low in the sky in less than 60 seconds

I was on my front porch smoking and I noticed this long light, like a star that moved fast and kinda sparkled moving south. (coming from behind the house next to mine and moving south) The strangest thing was that it moved into and out of full view in less than 60 seconds and it was really low in the sky. I called my friend who lives one street over in hopes that he was also outside smoking and asked him if he saw it too. He was not outside at that time so he did not, however he did go out and look and he saw three helicopters moving in from the south and they were circling and literally hovering in an area in the south west about 6 or so miles away. I was still on the phone with him while he was telling me about the helicopters and I hung up and walked (about a block) over to his house and I could see the helicopters myself. They were too far away to have caused the "light" that I saw. But they were certainly searching for something. On the 11:00 news there was a report that there had been many calls into 911 about "bright lights" in the sky and "rattling" of houses. The reporter stated that it was a meteor shower. Funny thing is, I've never known a meteor shower to happen that low to the ground and especially so low it causes houses to shake. And exactly what were those three helicopters investigating???