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Occurred : 8/31/2013 19:00 (Entered as : 08/31/2013 19:00)
Reported: 8/31/2013 8:58:54 PM 20:58
Posted: 9/9/2013
Location: Mt. Airy, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:2.50 hours
Unidentifiable lights over NW North Carolina with constant rumbling, total of 12 over 2 and 1/2 hour time period. Surry County.

At approximately 8:30 pm, noticed large, very bright light in western sky. This appeared to flash in cycles from bright light to red. and back. It moved from just above treeline level to out of sight in about a 30 minute span of time.

After this,3 smaller lights appeared more toward the southeast and stayed, hovering and then disappeared within 30 minutes.

There were also 4 fast moving objects moving west to east and then south to north, each flashing white and red and moving so much faster than any plane we've ever seen. This was witnessed by 5 people.

At approximately 11 pm, we witnessed 4 new objects in the north sky, 3 of which were aligned and flasing, but hovering and the 4th was more toward the northwest sky and larger, also brighter and moved north to south alternately. What really captivated us about these was that the object furthest north actually flashed very bright and disappeared, twice...before reappearing and maintaining the flashing pattern once again.

Please note that the whole time this was going on, there was a rumbling sound that was CONSTANT. It did not fade, like any normal jet or plane sound.