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Occurred : 7/4/2014 21:30 (Entered as : 07/04/14 21:30)
Reported: 7/5/2014 1:47:01 PM 13:47
Posted: 7/5/2014
Location: Wilmington, NC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:20-30 seconds
Cluster of approxmitely 5 to 6 orange fireballs flying to the east and heading northeast over the ocean appearing to parallel the coast

I observed a cluster of approxmitely 5 to 6 orange fireballs flying to the east and heading northeast appearing to parallel the coast. They were far enough away that they would have been over the ocean from this direction. This occurred at approxmitely 9:30 PM. This was the 4th of July and there were fireworks in the area; however, these were extrodinarly high. It would have been higher than most airliners fly. I live very close to the northeast corridor that the airlines and military use frequently. I am very familar with sky watching and frequently use a telescope. These fireballs moved much faster than any known man-made aircraft, but slower than a metoer. They disappeared after about 20 to 30 seconds and were totally different from anything I have ever observed. These were not fireworks or meteors. These were the fireballs that everyone seems to be seeing along the east coast.