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Asheville, NC

Sighted on Friday 24. August 2012
Reported on
Shape: Circle | Duration: 2-3 minutes
Source:

Round orange light, silent and slow moving, suddenly changes direction and shrinks to a pinpoint, disappears.Was talking with my friend on her screen porch. I was sitting with my back to the house, facing my friend, when I noticed to my left (peripheral vision) a bright light in the sky - I said to my friend "Is that a planet?" since it was so bright but when I looked directly at it I realized it was much bigger than a bright planet. It was orange, slightly more orange than an orange street light. My friend's first thought was that it might be a helicopter, because she sees helicopters coming from the direction of Mission hospital (which was the direction of this object), so we listened for a helicopter sound, but didn't hear anything. Both of us thought it was too close to not hear some kind of sound if it were a helicopter or an airplane. I stepped outside of the screen porch to get a better view of it without the screen in the way. The object was getting slowly bigger, so it seemed to be moving towards us. Then suddenly, it got slightly brighter ! and almost seemed to be turning at a sharp angle and then suddenly it shrank to a pinpoint and disappeared. I kept looking at the same place in the sky and saw a very very faint light that was moving in the same direction of the sharp angle that the object had turned. Then that faint light faded away. We are guessing the light came from the direction of south Asheville.My friend saw a similar object during daylight hours five days later - I will ask her to file a separate report.((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))

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