Guess which state made the Top 10 for UFO sightings? N.C. at No. 10, with 2,247 unexplained incidents in 2014, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.
Durham: “Multiple white circular objects at high altitude appear suddenly, cluster in a group and then disappear.” Monday. 2 minutes.
Matthews: “50+ orbs in a pattern low flight. …My neighbor knocked on our door in a frantic when she went to take her dogs out. …Me and my wife scrambled out the front door to see the lights fly in a pattern. triangle followed by three in a straight line followed by a triangle repeating.” Nov. 2, 2014. 5-10 minutes.
Cornelius: “I was driving in my apartment complex and noticed two planet-size, circular, reddish-orange lights in the southern sky about 45 degrees up. As I tried to get to a clear spot and park, one of the lights (the lower of the two) faded away. I was able to park and get out of my car and another neighbor joined me in observing the remaining ball of light. It was stationary, but pulsating a reddish-orange light. There was no sound. This lasted about 5 minutes before it slowly faded away or burned out.” Sept. 17, 2014. 5 minutes.
Raleigh: “I saw 4 disks in the clear sky. I took a very clear photo of what I witnessed. I was on the 10th floor of a tall office building when I walked out on the balcony to look at some unusual clouds….The objects looked like disks with a hole in the center. One was extremely large. (Maybe the size of a Walmart store). The other three around it were much smaller but in a triangular formation and slightly above the larger one.” Jan. 23, 2014. 3 seconds.
One more piece of UFO lore:
The No. 1 state for UFO sightings: California, with 11,092
Courtesy of the National UFO Reporting Center. Photo: Charles Miller / Charlotte Observer