Walked out onto back porch to put food down for our cat. Went and sat down in my chair and just happened to look up to see a red object partially behind the top of a tree at edge of property. Moved to get a better view and saw it clearly. Watched it for about 30 seconds. It was a red Orb/Sphere hovering with a slight wobble,was a asprin size from my view Was mesmerized for the longest 30 seconds.I ran into the house to get a digital camera we keep close by as we have seen a UFO in the same area before.15 steps to the camera and 15 back and it was gone.Looked as if it may have been over the Mt.Island Lake or Lake Norman area,possibly around the Nuclear Power Plant.