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Occurred : 9/24/2017 20:45 (Entered as : 09/24/17 20:45)
Reported: 9/25/2017 1:22:39 PM 13:22
Posted: 9/28/2017
Location: Mount Holly, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:15 minutes
A formation of bright yellow-orange lights, motionless, and electrical effects.

Our background: My apologies for the long report, but these things seemed to be related from our perspective. I am a Business Analyst, age 47, from the United States, and I have lived in this area of NC most of my life while working in South America, Europe and the United States. I worked in Lima Peru from 1998-2000, where I met my wife. She is also 47, and she left her profession as a Human Resources manager for the Peruvian government to come live with me here in 2015. My education is in Business Administration and hers is in Art History and Contract Law.

We both became amateur archaeologists while living in and visiting Peru over the years, so we have seen numerous unexplained things in our lives, mostly surrounding ancient ruins and paranormal activity associated with them. We have separately seen UFOs once or twice in our lives, excluding one event at Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru, where we discovered that a UFO was captured in one of our photographs near some pre-Incan ruins close to the Bolivian border. It was just a silver sphere in the background, over a small lake.

When she came to live with me here in 2015 we had a short period of odd events in and around our home, mostly paranormal in nature. We tend to shrug off things like that as we are somewhat accustomed to it, but we did have one event while remodeling the house. An unseen force moved rapidly through our home while we were sleeping on our living room floor, waking us, disturbing papers and knocking over several boxes and objects around our home. We adopted a cat in 2016 who also reacted to unseen things in our home, but such activity seems to have ceased, mostly, since January of 2017.

In January of 2017 we had a series of unexplained explosions or booming sounds in our area which are well documented online and by local authorities. The last one that we recall was January 19, 2017 when a huge fireball streamed over our area accompanied by a violent sonic boom that shook the entire area. This is also well documented in the media and online.

Our ‘UFO’ Sighting on September 24, 2017: About 18:00, we were at my parents’ home at Lake Norman, NC. My mother and I took her dog out for a walk and noticed three passenger jets overhead. The sky was clear and blue. Two of the jets had heavy parallel contrails and one had none. We didn’t notice additional planes but more contrails appeared within minutes, perpendicular to the others. Within 15 minutes, the entire sky had become overcast with clouds that seemed to build from the contrails. The clouds were unusual in shape, having a sort of saw-tooth appearance. We joked about “chemtrails” a bit and went back into the house. My wife and I left to go home about 20:10.

While travelling on Highway 16 East from Lake Norman to Mount Holly, about 20:40, we noticed an evenly spaced line of 4 bright yellow-orange lights with a larger similar light above them, in the direction of Charlotte, NC. We initially thought they were helicopters or planes, but a passing jet overhead looked completely different and had flashing lights. The formation we saw was not blinking and apparently did not move. I used my cell phone to call my mother and asked if there were any reports of an emergency or other activity in Charlotte, and she replied that she hadn’t seen anything on the news. I noted that my phone had an 81% charge after the call. My wife attempted to photograph the lights but the image was very washed out on her phone due to headlights from oncoming traffic.

Approaching the junction of Highway 273 we noticed flashing yellow warning lights had been placed on both sides of Highway 16 for some reason, as if there was a hazard in the road ahead. Turning onto Highway 273 South toward Mount Holly we noticed several cars parked on the side of Highway 16 with no lights, maybe abandoned.

Shortly after turning onto Highway 273, we lost sight of the lights due to trees obstructing our view, but both of our cell phones went dead and street lights went out for about ¼ mile around us. We both noticed a drastic temperature change and we became very warm in the car even with the a/c on. We arrived at our home about 10 minutes later and confirmed that both phones had zero charge, and we could not see the lights from our house, again due to trees.

I plugged my phone into the charger and called my mother again, but her phone was apparently busy for the next half hour. I learned later that she had not been using the phone, so that remains unexplained. My wife and I discussed the possibility that the parked cars we saw had experienced a similar electrical issue earlier in the evening. We continued to experience hot flashes the rest of the evening in spite of a steady temperature in our home. We both began to feel nauseous around midnight, but it passed. This morning and afternoon (September 25) my wife has been vomiting and I seem to be fine, but we both stayed home as she is preparing to fly to Peru tomorrow to visit our relatives in Lima. My mother encouraged us to report our sighting after we had searched for any news of an event and found nothing.

This may have been 5 objects or one really huge triangle with 5 lights.

Thank you.