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Occurred : 1/4/2014 05:43 (Entered as : 01/04/14 05:43)
Reported: 1/8/2014 3:25:00 PM 15:25
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2-3 seconds
Orange orb the color of fire lights up, expands in size, then shrinks back to nothingness and disappears, like an explosion in space.

Around 5:40am local time +/-5 minutes, while looking up at the stars before getting into my car to go to work, I saw something a stationary object that looked like a star increase its intensity with an orange glow the color of fire that expanded in size for a few seconds as it got brighter until the star sized object became larger than any planet in the night sky. (Approx 4x the size of Venus on the horizon, but this was almost directly overhead at about 75deg off the horizon towards the NE. Then it faded back down in size and intensity and disappeared. It didn't move from it's spot in the sky. Just got big and orange and then disappeared. My immediate thought was that it was a stationary explosion in space, like a satellite exploded or something. I didn't think UFO until later when I heard other people talking about the orange orbs.