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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/30/1997 21:00 (Entered as : 08/30/1997 21:00)
Reported: 7/7/2013 5:45:59 PM 17:45
Posted: 7/14/2013
Location: Ocracoke, NC
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
Several stationary white lights in a curved shape

My wife and I were visiting Ocracoke, NC during the summer in the late 1990’s. I am unsure of the exact date but we took the trip around the time of my birthday (8-31-64) annually.

We were lodging at the Anchorage Marina hotel.

One night we walked to an area between the hotel and the Coast Guard station and sat near the water. There we saw several bright white lights in a curved line shape. The lights looked to be very close to us. Some of the lights "faded" out, and then re-appeared. The lights remained in the same geometrical formation during the time that we looked at them.

We heard no sound although the wind blows heavily on the island.

The lights were stationary while we watched them. They appeared to be connected although we were unable to make out an object.

There is very little light pollution on the island so the lights were very bright and clear.

At first we were intrigued by what we were looking at but we began to feel uncomfortable and walked back to the hotel after 3-4 minutes.

Later that year we saw a TV show about the lights over Phoenix. The video shown on the TV show looked identical to the lights that my wife and I saw that night on Ocracoke Island.

I recently watched a TV show called “I Know What I Saw”. The program begins with the Phoenix lights. This prompted me to report our sighting.

I thought it might be interesting to researchers that my wife and I saw the same lights while in Ocracoke, NC around the same time that people in the Phoenix area witnessed them.

I doubt this makes any difference but I’ll provide my wife and my backgrounds. We lived in Raleigh, NC at the time of our sighting. I was and remain a building contractor although we have relocated. My wife was a stay at home mother of two children.


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