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Occurred : 9/11/2005 20:10 (Entered as : 09/11/1905 20:10)
Reported: 9/12/2005 7:02:05 PM 19:02
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10 SEC 5 MIN
low quick moving light

I saw a unusually bright light in the sky for a second time in a few days. The lights were changing color and I assumed it was the twinkling of a star. I was pointing it out to a friend I was giving a ride. He followed the light and pointed at its direction.

While stopped at a traffic light I looked over and a small orb of light raced from about the top of the tree line across the sky parallel to the ground. Its speed was far greater than a plane or helicopter and it's size was quite small. It moved faster than even a firework and left no trail. The ball of light looked similar to video of ball lightning that I have seen but no clouds were present and it was really right at the top of the tree line. It's movement was similar to that of a shooting star but it was so close to the ground and it's trajectory was completely unlike any of the many meteors i have observed. The main light I had been watching continued to change colors around a main white but UNUSUALLY bright light. I have observed in my area and around in other research I have attempted that these unusual lights appear in alignment with existing heveanly bodies, but they look quite different than the bodies they are alligned with. Meaning that you notice a light that does not look like a star and displays properties that are quite different than a star, Venus or Mars but occur in identical places. The regular bodies can be seen later in the position of the unusual object, light, or occurance, but appear to have little in common with the occurance. Draw from this what you will but i feel that this could possibly be more than just a coincidence and not necesarily difficult to control.