|Occurred : 10/1/2008 20:00 (Entered as : 10/01/08 19:00)
Reported: 10/2/2008 9:22:31 AM 09:22
Location: Wilson, NC
|Star shaped light blinking and rotating - then two of same lights after cloud went over and began to move
Last evening, October 1, 2008, at approximately 8:00 p.m. I was walking my dog in the Country Club area of Wilson, NC (40 miles east of Raleigh, NC). The sky was semi-clear with a few occasional clouds. As I looked up a saw a light hovering – not overhead – but in front of me, probably about the height of a airplane midway down to landing. The thing that caught my attention was that this light wasn’t moving – it literally was hovering. As I walked along and got focused on the light it looked like a star-shaped light (individual lights in the shape) at the bottom that were blinking/rotating. I thought it was odd as I have never in my 52 years seen something in the sky that resembled this kind of light.
After a few minutes of staring at this light a cloud went over it. When the light reappeared it then looked like there were two sets of star-shaped lights that were blinking and rotating. After the second set of lights appeared the object began to move southward in the sky at a much greater rate than I have ever seen an airplane. I watched it for a minute or so and then the lights disappeared.
I telephoned the non-emergency 911 number but was told no one else had reported seeing this light. I am sending in this report just because I know this was not an airplane. I have Googled all morning what kind of object would have this type of lighting on the bottom but all I have come up with are unidentified flying objects - -