|Occurred : 5/25/2013 22:45 (Entered as : 05/25/13 22:45)
Reported: 6/4/2013 3:32:54 PM 15:32
Location: Raleigh, NC
|Three orange lights moving slowly and quietly.
While traveling down I-540 away from the airport towards Raleigh I commented to the driver how you can watch incoming flights way off in the distance and pointed out three.
But by the time we got to the US70/Glenwood Ave. exit the lights were not far apart enough to be airliners coming in for separate landings (also from experience one of the planes should have gone overhead by the time we reached the exit.
So we assumed they were helicopters from the NC Air Guard site next to the RDU airport. At the Creedmoor Rd. exit the lights were directly above us; still heading towards the airport.
We rolled down the windows to hear the helicopter blades and engines; but there was no sound as the lights passed overhead. We traveled south on Creedmoor and at the Strickland Rd interchange the lights reappeared over the car; meaning the lights did not proceed towards the airport but headed back in the direction they originally came in.
The traffic signal changed to ! green so we proceeded down Strickland but never saw the lights again.