|Occurred : 7/15/2005 00:45 (Entered as : 07/15/1905 0:45)
Reported: 7/15/2005 11:07:19 AM 11:07
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Duration:>1 hr 45min
|Strange lights sitting on ground seen behind house
As I was getting ready to go to bed, I went to my 3rd floor balcony to smoke and noticed what appeared to be a small fire. The property behind my house is private, and gated so that no cars can enter. Further, I am sure that no one should be there at all.
I was concerned why it was there and that if it was a fire I should call for help. After watching for about 5 minutes I realized that it had not grown larger and appeared to have both red and white lights that seemed to be flickering.
I woke my husband still thinking maybe it was a large electrical item of some sort. He said he thought it was too large and also saw that it had both red and white lights. After watching this light for about 30minutes, I got pretty scared and decided to turn off all of our house lights and check our doors.
After going downstairs, I realized that I could still see it from my downstairs windows and realized it was too large to be a gadget of a camper or homeless person.
At this point my two sons and a house guest tried to get a better look from my deck. We went outside and used binoculars. Speaking for myself I can say that what I saw seemed to have a pattern of lights. Three very faint white lights on top, one large bright one in the center and a number of white and red ones below that that seemed to be moving and alternating colors. The exact shape of the thing I can not say. I could only see the lights.
My husband whistled out very loudly and nothing changed at all. My house guest taped the lights with his video camera.
Eventually, too frustrated and tired I decided to go to bed. I went to bed at 2am. I woke at 6am and as usual there were deer grazing in the meadow and I could see no evidence of anything out of the ordinary.
Today, my husband and I decided to go back there to see if we could find evidence of a camper or some other explanation. What we found was no reasonable way to explain it. I had originally speculated that the only thing I could think of with that pattern of lights would be a tractor.
The area is very wet, as it is a recently drained pond and there was not only no way for a tractor to get into the area but no tracks as well. What we did find was a large round indentation with deeper indentations within it about every foot or so and one indentation in the center. Some of the weeds were dried and brittle (dead) and bent to one side behind where the object had been.
I am also certain now too that it was too large to be something someone could have walked into the area with.
There was no sound at all as we witnessed the lights and the bugs, frogs and whatnots were all as usual. I can say for sure that I will be watching tonight.
I do not wish to be interviewed or my name identified but would like to know if anything like this has been reported previously.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and she seemed quite sincere and credible to us. We have urged her to obtain photos of the indentation, and to have the other two witnesses submit reports, too. We hope to obtain a copy of the video. PD))