|Occurred : 2/20/2016 20:30 (Entered as : 022016 20:30)
Reported: 4/27/2016 8:26:40 AM 08:26
Location: Oak Island, NC
|Red-orange circular objects seen in southern sky over ocean off of Oak Island, NC
On April 20, 2016, from about 8:30 PM to about 9:15 PM, we saw at least ten red-orange colored circle shaped objects appear at about 15 or 20 degrees over the ocean horizon in the southern direction. The circles would suddenly appear (sometimes one at a time)and then quickly disappear. It was almost impossible to ascertain if it was moving or another one lighting up. Several times more than 5 appeared rather far apart in space yet, short in lighted time duration. Some of the circles quickly flickered while others appeared stationary and simply faded away. It was obvious they were not flares since there were no tails or trails of any sort and the circle had crisp and distinct edges. The event went on and off for about 30 - 45 minutes. The sky was starlight and an almost full moon was about 35 degrees above horizon in the eastern direction of the sky. Some planets were also visible. It was quite obvious the color and size was much, much different than any of tho! se. When the circles disappeared they seemed to cave in upon themselves at times. Other times they disappeared quickly. The events ended as quickly as they started. After events an aircraft appeared to be returning from the general area. This aircraft was viewed for a long time and had mostly red lights un-like all other aircraft in the sky.
((NUFORC Note: This report was posted on April 29, 2016, but with a flawed date, which we have corrected. PD))