The incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. on June 29, 2018.
“It was the night of the blood moon and I had noticed the beauty of this moon earlier in the evening,” the witness stated. “Later I went back out on my balcony which is across the street from the ocean with taller buildings obscuring some of my direct view of the ocean. I saw a bright, orange/yellow sphere comparable in size to the blood moon I had seen earlier. It was between the two buildings across the street giving me a direct view. When I spotted it, it started to move upward, and my first thought was why is the full moon moving up and so quickly. It was then that I noticed the small white lights on it in a haphazard vertical pattern. There were five to seven small lights and they were solid, not blinking. It ascended into the sky still over the ocean and high enough that I could visually follow its path without the ocean front buildings blocking it. The object travelled north over the ocean at a fairly fast speed and then may have taken a turn west where my view would be blocked by buildings or it disappeared for I couldn't see it anymore. This observance did not last long, about a minute but it was incredible.”
North Carolina MUFON Field Investigator Linda Larsen closed this case as an Unknown-Other.