jan.29 2003 about 0100 Morehead city,no.carolina heavy cloud cover.winds west to east about 15 mph. object appeared to look like exceptionally bright star, but below the cloud cover which was estimatedat about 8000 feet. object seemed almost motionless but made several quick, darting motions opposite the cloud direction. seemed to fade yo dim several times and then reappear back to bright. it then dissappeared and approximately 30 seconds later appeared a bit to the east and suddenly veered out to sea at an extremely high rate of speed and dissappeared. by triangulating, the object seemed to me to be about 2 miles offshore.