Is it just us or are UFO sightings now becoming the norm? Indian Trail, located in Union County, southeast of the big city of Charlotte, North Carolina is where the latest report of UFO sightings occurred and Alisa Homewood has questions.
Homewood posed these questions to the “What’s Up Indian Trail?” community Facebook page after she spotted it, then took pictures of some odd, string of blue lights that seemed to float in the sky above her community. “Anyone know what these lights were tonight? No sound at all. They flickered like lanterns, but followed the same exact path up until they disappeared which was odd.“ When Homewood was questioned about it, she told the Charlotte Observer that the lights “resembled how a flame would look, flickering in the dark.” Then she elaborated, “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.”
She did get one response to her questioning saying that lanterns were released in their county as part of a memorial, but this lantern release took place a day before Homewood saw the mysterious lights. The lights glowed blue in Homewood’s photo, something she didn’t notice at first nor has any explanation for. “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.”
As the post took root, Homewood began to receive a few hundred responses from the Facebook group that is comprised of over 20,000 members. Several responses claim UFO while others have offered lanterns, flares, drones, and even the Space X Starlink Satellites.
One community member wrote, “I’ve seen something like this recently too. It was 5:00 am so no, not lanterns. The string of lights wasn’t there, only the triangle shape lights. It hovered, moved slowly and zero sound,” while another chimed in with, “Yea we saw them too and couldn’t figure out what they were. They did flicker, but like how big were those lanterns then for us to see it so bright and so clear from so far away.” Some were completely freaked out by the sighting. “I’m officially creeped out,” remarked one. “Same weird lights happened (at) my friend’s home last night!”
As far as UFO sightings go, the state of North Carolina ranks up there as one of the highest when it comes to UFO sightings. The National UFO Reporting Center (yes, there is actually one of those) reports that since the 1950s, North Carolina has had 2,822 UFO sightings. By comparison, North Carolina comes in right below Michigan who has 2,913 sightings and above their neighbor South Carolina, which has reported 1,716 sightings. It should come as no surprise that California leads the nation in UFO sightings with 13,199. That state may have something in their water.
It seems lately, UFO sightings are the rage. From the US Navy finally releasing videos (FLIR, GIMBAL, and GOFAST) dating back to 2004 showing Naval pilots interaction with presumed UFOs as well as the photo of a cube-shaped object, to the recent sightings in Hawaii and Pakistan, it appears someone is trying to tell us something. We may want to get our house in order before someone comes in and decides to do it for us.
So, what do you make of the rash of UFO sightings? Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center, said to WCNC, a Charlotte TV station via the Charlotte Observer, “Mankind is just beginning to awaken to the fact that we appear to have guests, and they appear to be here on a frequent basis.” He’s all in when it comes to life outside of Earth. Per the Reporting Center’s website, they include a disclaimer first stating they make no claim as to the validity of the information included in any of the reported sightings. It also reads, “Obvious hoaxes have been omitted, however, most reports have been posted exactly as received in the author’s own words.”