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Occurred : 7/15/2020 21:15 (Entered as : 07/15/20 21:15)
Reported: 7/15/2020 7:24:56 PM 19:24
Posted: 7/23/2020
Location: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Shape: Light
Duration: 10 minutes
Single, bright light overhead, static followed by slow movement

A light of unusual characteristics was observed at 9:15 (approx). The light had no additional anti-collision lights - no flashing or blinking lights at all, no colored lights - none of the typical aircraft indicator lights typically seen with nighttime flight. The light initially was mistaken as a planet, because of the static lighting and lack of movement. After several minutes (~2min), however, the light began slowly moving/drifting across the sky to th NE. It was positioned almost directly overhead - perhaps 5 from zenith. The movement was too slow to indicate a meteor, and it was almost as bright as Venus in the night sky, although the wrong location. It was also far too bright to be a satellite, generally speaking; and because it also had a significant period of no movement, it appears that it would not be a satellite. There was absolutely no noise. I have had one or two "sightings" before, typically of "metallic" craft or fast-moving lights, but this one was different. It gave a distinct impression of something in observation mode (although I realize this is injecting too much opinion). Overall, an interesting mystery.