9/25/2010 4:38:24 PM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
round, very bright red and white, but mostly red, it was night time i couldnt really see a shape
Size of Object(s)
i really dont know
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
about 3-5 miles away, 5000 feet AGL or maybe less
Description of Area / Surroundings
Semi urban rural, beach side town
Full Description & Details
I was fishing off the pier in surf city, north carolina; i am stationed at marine corps air staion new river about 20 minutes north. I am a crew chief on uh-1n helicopters. I know the flight carachteristics of all air craft in the military and what they look and sound like when flying. As i was fishing one night, i was facing south, and a light to the west caught my eye. The hueys and cobras that i work and fly on like to fly around the pier and in the channels, its kind of a nice view. So I thought it may have been one of the aircraft from my air station. But I nnoticed that the light, which was a glowing red and white, wasnt realy moving. Had it been a jet, you would see it moving at a high rate of speed, say if it was a harrier or a prowler from mcas cherry pointe, more north than new river. But it didnt move fast at all, it realy didnt move at all, just very slowly upward. I know that it was moving upward due to the fact that as crew chiefs, we are taught that if all else fails, use the stars as a guide for whatever you may need. i notived it was moving upward as compared to the stars. And there was no anticollision light in the surrounding area of the light. An anticollicion light is either white or red, and flashes at night. It always flashes, that is the light you see going off on airplanes at night which makes them noticable at night to the naked eye. Every aircraft must have on a smack light, as they are referred to; unless they are doing night operations and the smack light is infrared, in that case you wouldnt see any lights at all. So I'm watching this light, and it doesnt make any kind of sense to me as to what it could possibly be, i work around all types of aircraft, i see them all the time, every night. But this was like notihng ive seen. It continued to move up, and then all of a sudden, it was gone, like it died out. There was nothing left it was like someone just turned off the light switch.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
It could have been an airplane, but like stated, i watch aircraft everynight it didnt have any characteristics of aircraft that surround the north carolina coast
Uh-1n crew chief, united states marine corps. we fly around north carolina all the time, day and night time. part of our training is to study other aircraft and learn how they fly, their tactics; used in a wartime atmosphere. We need to know who and what we are flying and fighting against.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I really didnt think much of ufo's but now im not so sure
Your Location:jacksonville, north carolina