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Occurred : 7/15/2009 21:00 (Entered as : 07/15/2009 21:00)
Reported: 12/2/2011 8:19:54 AM 08:19
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Shape: Circle
Duration:60 seconds
Strange balls of light in the sky

On this particular incident, me and my sister were outside on my balcony in South Charlotte, NC. I happened to be telling her that she should observe what goes on in the sky at night. The skies were clear and we could see the stars very well. I have on two other occasions, in Virginia Beach, have witnessed an incident of a ball of light that I could not explain what it was. While staring over the night sky, I noticed a light, that was, it seemed to me was trying to disguise itself as a star. It was like at first glance it looked like a star but after staring at it, I could tell that it was not outside of this atmosphere. Then it started to move. It moved horizontally thru the sky, It was completely silent. It was far away. We lived in an area that was in a busy flight/landing path of the Charlotte Douglas Airport. There was not a flashing light on this object as airplanes have. As it moved, it was on a horizontal glide and trailing it was a faint t! rial of light. It definately was not exhauaust from a plane that will linger after the plane passes. This light was like a smear behind this object that was flying. There was no 'exhaust' trail left behind. The further it traveled across the sky, the dimmer the light was. I have seen many shooting stars and meteor showers and cannot compare this object to what I saw. I know that it was not ordinary because my sister was becoming uncomfortable looking at it. This object was not a sudden fade like a shooting star...This was a calculated, dimming of the light that I had witnessed before.

The very first time I had seen something like this was at my home in Virginia Beach, VA...Right near the Chesapeake border. I have always liked looking up at the stars and one day I stepped out of my house to smoke a cigarette and while waiting for my sister to come outside, I looked straight up. That is when I saw a star that was very bright but it has a dull yellowish tint to the was not pure white light like a star...but it looked like a star. I stared at this object for about a minute and then it started to move. First a slow sway back and forth then it started raising it's elevation. Even though it did not look like the size was shrinking siginficantly I could tell that the swaying was moving away from me. For about 30 seconds, this object swayed back and forth like a metronome and as it swayed the ligth gradually got fainter and fainter until it was completely gone. There was no noise and I know that this object was not a plane or a helicopter.

After that, also in Virginia at the same home, I went outside on the porch again to smoke a cigarette. This time it was right about when the sun was going down. The sun would set behind my home and it was down far enough that the only thing that was lit was the sky. The shadows from the house and trees were at their max 'stretch'. I looked over to my right at the sky. Some stars were already visible. I saw this one star that was unusually bright that I know was not the North Star. It just seemed like it was out of place. We lived in this home for almost 30 years and I had never noticed a star that bright in that area of the sky at that time of the day before.

While staring at this object after about two minutes, I noticed that it was moving...back and forth...It was almost like it moved becuase I wouldn't stop staring at it. The way that it moved back and forth, made me feel like it was staring at me too. There was no noise and this light was a perfect sphere. It ! didn't twinkle like other stars. As it moved back and forth, I could clearly see that it was raising its elevation and that same trail of light was following it. The higher it climbed, the dimmer it got, still bouncing back and forth until it completely disappeared. That took about a minute or two from the time that it started moving for it to fade completely out and when the light was completely gone, there was nothing that made me think it was a plane or chopper or any other man-made vehicle. It is disturbing that I have had three incidents that I have seen an object flying in the sky that I could not identify. I am originally from Virginia Beach and this is a highly active military area w/ airforce bases and naval bases nearby. I am not a stranger to seeling military planes and have also seen a stealth bomber fly by... These objects were not planes.

Hopefully this information will be helpful to you in your research. One thing that resignated with me from watching programs about UFO's is that if there is a race of anything in outer space that has the capability to make it to our planet, how so far we are behind in their technology as we cannot get a human past the moon.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))