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Occurred : 7/15/2011 19:30 (Entered as : 07/15/2011 19:30)
Reported: 7/18/2013 9:19:41 AM 09:19
Posted: 7/22/2013
Location: Raleigh, NC
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
Strange, possibly extra-terrestrial energy display in the sky in Raleigh NC.

I apologize as this is not exactly a sighting of a UFO but rather a strange and unexplainable occurrence in our atmosphere. I have tried telling this story a few places and around the internet but have gotten no feedback, corroboration, or other information from any of these sources and I was actually hoping you could possibly tell me that I and my partner who also witnessed this are not alone in seeing this type of occurrence.

It was the summer of 2011 (I'm sorry I cannot tell you the exact date) and the sky had 100% cloud cover. The clouds were very low and dark but not too dark. It looked like a storm of some sort was brewing so me and my partner went out into the street to see what sort of natural spectacle that storms normally produce.

Then without any thunder or noise of any sort a "grid" made up of perfect hexagons of what could only appear to be electricity appeared over head. I would say it formed about 3 rows at a time of chains of perfectly shaped hexagons that moved or scanned back and forth across the sky in an east-to-west direction.

There was no thunder, no rain; only these "electrical" shapes.

I was mesmerized but I would say the formation lasted approx. 1 minute and scanned back and forth changing direction several times.

I have never heard of any sort of event and I cannot seem to find anyone who can shed any more light on this.

Again I apologize as this is not exactly a UFO sighting but I have exhausted all other sources and am desperate for some type of clue.

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