Reports came flooding in from many Charlotte, North Carolina residents as an odd string of lights appeared in the night sky.
Photos shared Saturday on Facebook show what appears to be a string of lights floating over North Carolina’s Indian Trail community. The area is in Union County, just southeast of Charlotte.
“Anyone know what these lights were tonight?” Alisa Homewood asked on the “What’s Up Indian Trail?” community Facebook page. “No sound at all. They flickered like lanterns, but followed the same exact path up until they disappeared which was odd.“
Homewood told the Charlotte Observer the lights “resembled how a flame would look, flickering in the dark.”
“My initial thought when I saw the lights was it was the helicopters in the distance, but as the lights got closer there was no sound. Then they went straight up into the sky and disappeared. No smoke, no debris,” she said.
“I couldn’t see anything around the light to suggest they were or were not lanterns, but the light flickered like you’d imagine a lantern would look.”
Stranger still, a trio of lights that glowed blue also showed up in her photos. Homewood, who lives in Monroe, has no explanation for that, though it’s possibly a trick of light.
“The blue light I didn’t notice until after I took the pictures. In the sky it did not look blue, it looked like a group of bright lights,” she said. “I thought it was odd though, that a few people have seen and photographed that same blue-ish grouping of lights.”
The Facebook group has more than 20,000 members, and a few hundred people have reacted to Homewood’s post. Several have mentioned UFOs, while others say it could have been flares, lanterns, drones or Starlink Satellites launched by SpaceX.