|Occurred : 3/4/2008 00:00 (Entered as : 03/04/08 0:00)
Reported: 3/1/2009 12:21:05 AM 00:21
Location: Roper, NC
|A bright golf ball-sized light was centered on my rear view mirror, then jetted quickly to the left and disappeared.
I want to report a strange single light sighting I had on a clear night around midnight on March 4, 2008 while driving home after work in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I am a registered nurse holding a masters degree in health care administration.
I had just gotten off work and was traveling East on Hwy 64 when I encountered a strange sighting. Around milepost 155 I passed numerous bill boards along both sides of the road, and then there were tall trees on both sides. All of a sudden around milepost 144, a single golf ball-sized bright light was centered on my rear view mirror. It was so bright that it was blinding me, and I had to put my hand up in front of the mirror. At first I thought it had to have been a motorcycle, but it was way too close to my window. Also, it just came out of nowhere very quickly; one second it wasn’t there, and then the next second it was. I turned off the radio and rolled down the electric window, but the only sounds were that of my 2001 Buick, and it was a quiet vehicle. The object stayed right with me without moving for about four minutes.
The road was getting ready to turn to the left, and the area opened up on both sides. An 18-wheeler was coming around the bend, and would be passing me in about 30 seconds. Right before the truck reached me, the object jetted quickly to the left-hand side of my back window, just out of view of my side view mirror. As soon as the truck passed me, the object swept toward the truck and then disappeared. I kept looking back toward the truck, but I never saw the light or a single headlight following the truck.
I then followed the road to the left in the turn, and lost sight of the 18-wheeler.
After this happened, about three minutes down the road, East 64 slowed down in preparation of entering the town of Plymouth, North Carolina.