Animal Reaction Feature:
[Although there is a 2 hour 20 minute time span between the dogs’ behavior and the appearance of the unknown lights, Lee felt there was a relationship between these events and presented his sighting from that viewpoint--jw]
Joan Woodward, Animal Reaction Specialist:
The horizontal row of 15-20 lights was perfectly straight and evenly spaced. Their brightness was “almost blinding.” Tthe colors were as follows: the end lights were red (these were the brightest, “like a ball of fire”), inside the red end lights were 2 orange-red lights (not as bright as the red lights), and the center lights were blue with a neon quality to them. Lee reported the lights had a glow around them [NOAA reported mist?—jw] so nothing could be seen above or below them. The row of lights was perfectly still and there was no variation in their relative positions. Lee felt they were attached to a single structure.
After 40-45 seconds, the lights began to systematically dim and disappear in the following sequence. The red light on one end dimmed and disappeared, and then the red light at the far end did the same. Then the orange-red light next to the first red light dimmed and disappeared, and then the orange-red light at the other end dimmed and disappeared. This process continued until only the center blue light remained, and it dimmed and disappeared leaving “…nothing in the air, period.”
Lee estimated that if he held a basketball at arm’s length, it would cover all 15-20 lights. He said they were treetop level at an elevation of about 30 degrees and he thought they were within 500 feet of him. He felt that each individual light’s actual size was about that of a basketball.
No sound was heard. There were no EM or physiological effects.
On February 21, at 6:10 pm (sunset was at 6 pm) , Lee had a second view of an unknown object in the same general area of the sky. In this case, he saw a long, thin object (“like a pencil”) with 2 tapered points at the ends. It had a slight side-to-side motion, and then changed its orientation. At that point Lee could see a triangular shape before it moved into smoke or clouds and disappeared.
I emailed Mr. George Lund, MUFON State Director, NC, and he arranged for Robert Hair to meet with Lee. Mr. Lund kindly sent me copies of the MUFON forms filled out during that meeting. The MUFON forms did not indicate any animal reactions (had been checked then erased), obviously because of the time interval as discussed above.—Joan Woodward
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