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Occurred : 2/29/2008 07:04 (Entered as : 02/29/08 07:04)
Reported: 2/29/2008 4:41:44 PM 16:41
Posted: 3/4/2008
Location: Elm City, NC
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 seconds
I saw a bright light that was intensly brilliant for a short moment than dimly traveled in a southerly direction.

This probably isn’t anything but it was certainly odd to me.

I was on my cell phone on my back deck and was watching a small plane take off over the tree line from the Rocky Mount-Wilson Airport.

A brighter light caught my attention and I looked straight up to see what I thought at first was a star but it got brighter to the point that it looked as if I was seeing the bottom of a rocket or missile as it fired. It appeared stationary and further up than the airplanes in the sky.

I could not see any strobe lights or any other flashing lights that airplanes usually have. The object appeared to travel straight away from me up and became very dim in the period of about 3 seconds and then became dim and traveled in a southern direction until it disappeared about 2 seconds later.

Again, this probably isn’t anything but I stargaze frequently and have never seen anything like this.