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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/7/2021 21:30 (Entered as : 8//7/2021 21:30)
Reported: 8/11/2021 4:34:02 PM 16:34
Posted: 8/16/2021
Location: Willow Spring, NC
Shape: Light
Duration: 15-20 min
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects
Strange bright light in Willow Spring NC

My son and I were sitting on our back porch when I noticed a bright, orange light through the tree line. I asked my son if it was a star and he said he wasn’t sure? So, I went out to the front yard and watched it intently for about 2-3 minutes. It seemed to look like a vertical line rather than a star shape. It would get bright and then dim and then bright again. I came and retrieved my binoculars to try and get a closer view. While gazing through them, it would continue to get bright, then dim, and so on. Then, to my amazement, it looked as if the object split and as if the top portion now looked more as a star shape and below it were 5-6 “sparkle-like” objects….something like a comet’s tail. But, it stayed stationary for the entire time. When I observed the split, I came back in to get my son to come take a close look, but by the time we went back, within 2 minutes, it had disappeared. The strange thing is that it appeared once again in the following night! , but then it hasn’t been back since. It was as bright as a planet but kept changing from bright to dim. I’m hoping others also caught sighting of it. It was near White Memorial Church Road and Jackson King Road area.