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Occurred : 9/22/2017 23:45 (Entered as : 9/22/17 23:45)
Reported: 9/23/2017 9:09:34 PM 21:09
Posted: 9/28/2017
Location: Carolina Beach, NC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 second
Observed 1 orange/ yellow fireball shoot down the alley about 20ft from where I was sitting on Carolina Beach, NC.

I was sitting on my back porch last night looking at the stars. It was a clear night with minimal humidity. I live in aa neighborhood that is pitch dark at night. There was.no noise or evidence of any one out and about that time of night.

Out the corner of my eye, I noticed an orange/yellowish light. In that moment, a sphere of fiery looking light energy moved quickly down the alley by the back of my house. This fireball moved quickly in a lateral trojectory with no sound approximately 20ft away from where I was sitting and no more than 15ft above the ground. The total event lasted 5 - 8 seconds and disappeared. There was only 1 fireball. A dog in the neighborhood started barking about the time this fireball started to disappear. The fireball was about the size of a large cantaloupe.

It startled me and still can't believe what my eyes saw. I went out the next morning and didn't see any evidence of anything burning. I am a medical professional with a Masters degree and post graduate studies.