Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/15/2011 00:00 (Entered as : 12/15/11 00:00)
Reported: 4/17/2012 8:41:17 AM 08:41
Posted: 4/18/2012
Location: Charlotte (S of, on I-85), NC
Shape: Light
Duration: 15 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
My grandson and I was traveling south bound on I_85 from Charlotte, NC toward Atlanta, Ga on 12/15/11 sometime around 12:00 AM. Our location was somewhere close to South Carolina and North Carlina line (?).

A row of 3 or so white lights appeared just in front of our vehicle approx 3 to 5 hundreds yards (?) away traveling at a smooth but very quick speed. It crossed from left to right from a cell tower to another tower on other side of expressway.

It then proceeded to travel back across highway toward another cell tower further down the highway, then traveled south bound, following I-85 until it eventually dissappeared from our view on the horizon. It took about 12 to 17 seconds from first site to end of site. No sounds, no hesitation, just a very smooth flight.

The row of lights never changed even though it moved from right to left then left to right, then traveling straight away from us.

I've never encountered anything like this before and has me checking the skies most nights. I've searched online for sitings on this date but not found any such reports.

My grandson and I agreed the speed to be extremely fast due to the time it took to travel from our location to horizon, which we couldn't agree on. He seemed to think the horizon was 50 or more miles away and I thought it could be no more than 10 miles away.

Even at 5 miles an object to travel that far in less than 12 to 17 seconds would be traveling at a very high rate of speed.