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North Carolina witness videotapes star-like UFO

A North Carolina witness at Cary reported watching and videotaping a “star-like object” moving slowly from south to north making no sound that reversed course and moved back north to south, according to testimony in Case 67439 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Cary sits directly west of Raleigh, NC. (Credit: Google Maps)
Cary sits directly west of Raleigh, NC. (Credit: Google Maps)

The witness was outside loading items into a vehicle when the object was first seen through a gap in the trees about 8:57 p.m. on June 26, 2015.

“It had a star-like appearance and was moving slowly on an approximate south to north path approximately 35 degrees above the horizon,” the witness stated. “It had the same approximate brightness as a nearby star which I believe to have been Jupiter.”

The witness first mistook the object for the ISS but quickly realized that the object was accelerating.

“I lost sight of the object very quickly behind the tree line.”

The witness then noticed a commercial flight appearing above the lowest part of the tree line just behind the house to the east as it took off from the nearby airport.

The star-like object reversed course while the witness was watching. Pictured: Cary, NC. (Credit: Google image by Tamjit Kumar)
The star-like object reversed course while the witness was watching. Pictured: Cary, NC. (Credit: Google image by Tamjit Kumar)

“It was coming directly toward me and I could clearly see the landing lights, then a few seconds later the navigation lights were visible, very distinct from any characteristics of the object that caught my attention. The aircraft passed directly in the overhead and as I looked back to the gap in the tree line the object reappeared from behind the trees moving north to south this time, straight and level.”

The witness began recording the object using a cell phone (video seen above).

“By the time I had gotten the phone ready, the object had travelled across my sight line almost behind the trees on the left, but it stopped and hovered, and then descended with a zigzag motion, until it disappeared from sight behind the trees again.”

The witness watched the sky for another five minutes, but was not able to reacquire the object.

“There was no sound that I could immediately associate with the object and its maneuvering during the sighting.”

The case was reported to MUFON on June 30, 2015. North Carolina Field Investigator John D. Pizzo investigated and closed the case as an Unknown.

Cropped and enlarged image of the object taken from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged image of the object taken from the witness video. (Credit: MUFON)

The video can be seen on this page or downloaded here. Cary is the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina, population 135,234. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. Two were here above fort worth pretending to be stars in the sky for i dont even know how long before flying into the off into the sky. My whole family has been seeing these things fly over the city for a while now. Its so frustrating not having a camera to capture these things. Theres NO way we’re the only ones seeing these things with no way to document it

  2. Oznola, Oh I hear you about how frustrating it is not being able to capture these things on camera. Even if I did get a camera most of the UFOs I have seen in my area are only visible with binoculars and it’s amazing I actually found them myself. just something caught my eye in both instances, a tiny bit of movement and that’s why I picked up my binoculars and caught the UFOs I did. One was a triangle made of 5 orbs with 3 little orbs dancing around under it and the other were 2 huge black long ships that cut right through a really weird vertical blob of rainbow colors. It was like they were coming through a portal or something – was so weird. I hear you though about the frustration levels after you see these things. Hard to focus on much else after witnessing this kind of thing. This area in front of where I live seems to be a hot bed for these things. Wish someone would look into this cause they are up there, usually hiding behind clouds in the day time. They mask as stars and I wonder about planes too, some contrails go into the clouds but nothing comes out, hmmmm. lol

  3. Saw something very similar to this in Georgetown S.C. January 2014.
    Myrtle Beach was having a flap at that time.

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