|Occurred : 1/17/2007 00:15 (Entered as : 01/17/07 0:15)
Reported: 1/21/2007 2:45:40 AM 02:45
Location: Winston-Salem (S of; around Tyro?), NC
Duration:6 or 7 seconds/ a few min
|In the early hours of 1-17-07 I saw two unidentified flying objects within minutes of each other on US150E.
I commute to work. My drive is about an hour and a half on the interstate so I've started breaking up my trip home by taking a secondary highway at the halfway point.
I was on 150 East in Davidson County and just happened to be looking at the sky out of my driver's side window when an object seemed to streak out of the sky towards the trees an undetermined number of miles away... without falling from all that far up. And it didn't leave a residue trail like something that large would leave. It fell from (roughly) south to north at a steep angle maybe a couple of thousand feet, nowhere near tens of thousands, or from orbit. All this happened very fast and I would have discounted it as a meteor except that right before it disappeared from my sight into the trees or whatever it landed in, a really bright tinier flash of green emanated from it and it looked like it actually slowed down. I observed no impact sound, vibration, or light.
After that I kept looking at the sky around my car. I noticed a few minuted later that heading from my north and east was a craft that could have been an airplane--it looked like it was up there a few thousand feet and it wasn't flying erratically or extremely fast. What caused me to pay attention to this craft, though, was that its "headlight" (white) was blinking in a signal pattern I've not seen airplanes use. As it flew above me I observed that the placement of the port and starboard lights as compared to airplanes I've seen was... well that thing either had really short wings or it was triangular in shape. I watched it off and on for a good three minutes maybe more before it left my field of vision.
(Approx. 35 deg. 53'19"N by 80deg.19'33"W)