|Occurred : 5/27/2004 22:15 (Entered as : 05/27/2004 22:15)
Reported: 5/27/2004 9:20:09 PM 21:20
Location: Durham, NC
|sphere of white light follows plane, then disappears into the night sky
I'm typing this 2 hours after the sighting. At 10:15PM, my neighbor, his wife, and I observed an airplane being followed by a sphere of white light. What caught my eye were two lights in the sky, traveling close together. Upon further inspection, I saw that the lead craft was an airplane, as there were flashing beacons on the wing tips. It was flying towards us. We do live close to the RDU airport. There was a craft behind it, following closely. However, there were no beacon lights on it. It was a completely round, spherical white light. The airplane turned left and the sphere followed it. Now going to our right, approximately 10 seconds since the plane turned, the sphere of white light disappeared. We watched the plane for about 3 minutes until it hit the horizon, where we could not see it anymore. There were no clouds. It was a clear night. The Big Dipper was right above us. We did not see the sphere after that. This was really weird.