WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A series of lights spotted off North Carolina’s Outer Banks has sparked a debate online about whether they are real UFOs or just another mysterious military exercise.
- On Sept. 28, a guy named William Guy posted a short video on YouTube, showing what looks like to be 14 glowing orbs over the water.
- Guy calls the moment as a “real UFO sighting.”
A video showing a series of unidentified flying objects over North Carolina’s Outer Banks has gone viral on YouTube, getting over 370,000 views.
The video, first reported on by Fox 10 Phoenix, was posted by a man named William Guy on his YouTube account.
The clip shows calmness over the ocean, then suddenly, 14 glowing lights hovering over the water appeared.
Someone on the video can be heard saying, “Look, nothing in the sky at all, then all of a sudden…” “Anybody tell me what that is?” the person, reported to be Guy, continued.
People in the background can be heard commenting on the lights.
“We’re in the middle of the ocean, on a ferry, nothing around. Look. Nothing around. No land, no nothing,” the person added.
One YouTube user, Derrick Chennault, commented on the posted video saying that he believed they were from a nearby military base.
“I am pretty sure I know what those lights are,” Chennault, who identified himself as a former Marine based at the 2nd Marine Air Wing in Cherry Point, N.C. wrote.
“We used to regularly drop flares out of the back of our plane in the evenings for military exercises in that area,” Chennault added. “They are one million candle power each so they were pretty bright and can be seen from far away and floated down slow as they hung from a parachute.“
The military base is approximately 125 miles west of the Outer Banks.
Fox 10 Phoenix was able to reach out to a spokesman from the military base who confirmed that no aircraft from that base was in the area the day the video was posted.
Source: Fox News