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Occurred : 10/10/1989 22:00 (Entered as : 10/10/89 22:00)
Reported: 7/14/2015 7:15:08 AM 07:15
Posted: 7/17/2015
Location: Topsail Beach, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
Near Topsail Beach, 3 silent, star-sized objects each come to a stop, then one at a time, shoot off to disappear seaward

About October of 1989, my wife and I were at the beach, I believe Topsail, and it was completely dark. As we gazed at the stars, I saw what looked like a shooting star at first, but then quickly noticed that it did not have a trail, just a star-like object moving from roughly north to south.

I told my wife, “Look, a shooting star”. Almost immediately, I noticed that it was not just one, but 3, in succession. They came to an abrupt stop, all three of them. Then, one at a time, they shot off from a complete standstill; at an unimaginable speed (like in a science fiction movie) until each one disappeared.

They went a direction toward the open sea in a southeasterly direction. I mean, each one took less than a second to just shoot off and disappear, and this was from a complete standstill.

To this day, I can clearly see that scene and will never forget, nor be able to explain it.

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