|Occurred : 2/22/2007 21:00 (Entered as : 02/22/07 21:00)
Reported: 2/24/2007 3:33:18 AM 03:33
Location: Jefferson (7 miles east of), NC
Duration:15 -20 seconds
|I saw a bright, orangish light in the sky that turned off, leaving no trail or any evidence that it was a search/landing light.
I saw a bright, orangish light about 35-40 degrees up from the horizon in the southern sky.
My first thought was that Mars was unusually low and bright. I then thought I was seeing an evacuation helicopter moving toward Ashe Memorial Hospital, some 7 miles to the west and he had his spot light on for some reason.
I did not see any movement laterally, but it seemed to be growing, indicating that it was moving toward me.
As I watched the light, it turned off. I did not see any blinking aircraft lights to indicate that it was an aircraft that had turned off any landing or search lights.
It was a bright, orangish light, larger than a star or planet, that simply turned off in the sky.