|Occurred : 10/12/2011 20:00 (Entered as : 10/12/2011 20:00)
Reported: 10/15/2011 7:47:03 AM 07:47
Location: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
|I am a 55 year old business owner from Raleigh, NC and have been an FAA licensed pilot for 37 years. I have an interest in astronomy and am always watching the skies.
On Wed. night, Oct. 12 around 8 PM, I was at a beachfront house in Ocean Isle Beach, NC facing East observing the full moon and lightning flashes far out to sea. I began a 20 minute Video recording with my Sony SR11 AVCHD camera to record the distant lightning which according to a weather website was over a hundred miles out to sea. During my recording, I captured about a dozen total orange glowing stationary lights similar to lights I observed on three separate nights last June while at the same beach. In June, the lights would stay on for up to 30 seconds and sometimes rotate around each other. This time, they would light up for only a few seconds before fading out. The orange lights appear as white on the video due to camera low light limitations.
Note that Myrtle Beach, SC, is just south of Ocean Isle and I have read multiple reports of orange glowing lights recently from that more populated tourist area.
My video is aimed East looking down the beach. Among the recognizable items are a neighbor’s white stairs to the beach, A lighted bouy about a mile away, a flashing beacon to the left which I think is Brunswick Co airport about 20 miles away. Old Baldy lighthouse on Bald Head Island is visible flashing to the right which is about 25 miles away. In the sky the full moon is a somewhat fuzzy large orb and the planet Jupiter is constantly visible to the lower left of the moon.
There are 5 separate times from the video beginning that had one or more lights appear and fade out. They are at the 2:52, 4:12, 12:33, 18:50, and 19:20 marks. My favorite was the 12:33 minute mark where at least 5 orbs were visible at once. I will attach a freeze frame from the video showing 4 of them. The 2 most far right orbs appear again at the 18:50 and 19:20 marks. It almost appears that those two may be actually one object with 2 lights due to the exact same spacing each time. I would estimate the objects were between 1 and 2 miles away at between 500 and 1,000 feet altitude. And objects were totally silent as they were in June.