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Occurred : 2/24/2018 20:00 (Entered as : 02/24/18 20:00)
Reported: 2/25/2018 8:35:35 AM 08:35
Posted: 3/2/2018
Location: Hampstead, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:1.5 minutes
A very bright moving cylinder of glowing white light flying across the the night sky, then hovering in one spot.

It was approximately 8pm last evening, probably a few minutes before. I was coming home from the grocery store and had opened my trunk to get the groceries. The sky was beautiful with bright stars shining - no clouds.

I noticed what I first thought might be an airplane flying very high - it looked like it would be flying over the inner coastal waterway and then out over the ocean - just two blocks away. It was moving quickly and it looked like a bright moving light in the sky - kind of like a plane with landing lights on - but it was way too high for landing lights. When I stopped to watch it - curious - it stopped flying and hovered in the sky. I could see it moving around-at first I thought it was turning to come inland, but it just hovered there - like a boat bobbing in the water.

I had this very strong negative feeling that I was not supposed to see it and that I should stop looking, so I went into the house. I unpacked the two bags I'd brought in befor! e I went back out. When I went to get the rest of my groceries, the bright like just looked like a start in the sky. I would have never known that it was anything but a very bright star.