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Occurred : 12/17/2018 21:00 (Entered as : 12/17/2018 21:00)
Reported: 12/18/2018 2:34:59 PM 14:34
Posted: 1/4/2019
Location: Hickory, NC
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 minute
Orange Glowing and Pulsing Circular Object over Hickory, NC, USA

I observed a round pulsing object that was bright orange and glowing. It left no trail nor emitted sound. I first noticed the object in clear skies at 9 pm at night facing West/North West at 295 degrees. The object was slowly traveling straight down followed by a leveling off curve to the left then level horizontal for a distance. During the leveling off curve and horizontal movement, the object slowed dramatically and at one point was almost no longer moving. The pulsing orange light may have been caused by a rotation of the object. The edges were fuzzy and the shape seemed to change with the pulsing. I did not have a camera at the time and I went inside to get me wife to see it. When we returned, it was no longer visible.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and found him to be both eloquent, and sober-minded, about his sighting. We suspect that he is a highly qualified witness. PD))