|Occurred : 9/9/2011 11:00 (Entered as : 09/09/11 11:00)
Reported: 9/10/2011 2:28:19 PM 14:28
Location: Wilmington, NC
|A bright white, oval sighting that moved in a manner unlike any aircraft I have seen in the area that unexplainably disappeared.
I was on NC 17 / Interstate 140. I have driven the route since the bypass opened several years ago and I know air traffic in this area well. At first I thought it was a white bird. Then I thought it was a small business jet headed to the airport, but soon realized it was not a jet. I then noticed it looked oval (almost saucer-like, yet seemed a little fatter in the center and was very bright "white"). The movement was clearly not like any aircraft that I have seen in the are. I lost sight of it as I passed a stand of tall pine trees (maybe 5 seconds, and when I came back into a clearing, it was gone. Yesterdaay was a beautiful, clear day with large clouds in the distance. I was shocked and surprised at how much it reminded me of a video-taped sighting that I have seen on TV in the past that I think was taken in Mexico.