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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 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.