I was standing outside on my back deck talking to my girlfriend on the phone when i started seeing these flashing lights through a tree. while i kept talking to her, they continued to flash heading south towards wilmington. several sets of lights all flashing randomly. after about 10 seconds i didn't see them anymore, and that's when i commented to my girlfriend what i had seen. the following saturday night (10/22) i went to a halloween event going on at a park here in town when i overheard several people talking about the lights too while waiting to get in, exactly describing the same thing i had seen. i mentioned i saw them too, and they asked where, and i pointed in the nw direction, and they said thats where they saw them too.