Published: 3:49 PM 10/9/2019
lights shown floating together...
BY JOSH K. ELLIOTT GLOBAL NEWS
The video, posted on YouTube on Sept. 28, shows several lights hovering in the sky around sunset off North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The original poster claimed they were UFOs, but others have suggested they might be military in origin.
A video claiming to depict a “real UFO sighting” off the coast of North Carolina has sparked intense debate about the origin of the several lights shown floating together over the water in the clip.
YouTube user William Guy posted the original video on Sept. 28, and it’s accumulated more than 420,000 views since it first appeared online. The 30-second clip was shot from a ferry at sunset off the Outer Banks in N.C., according to the Charlotte Observer.
“Anybody tell me what that is?” a man says in the video. “We’re in the middle of the ocean, on a ferry, nothing around.” He pans the camera around in a circle to demonstrate his location. “Nothing around. No land, no nothing.”
The so-called “UFOs” appear as 14 pinpoints of light clustered in a rough line over the water in the distance, seemingly among the clouds.
“You only see this stuff on TV,” another voice on the boat says.
Guy told the Charlotte Observer he recorded the footage on Sept. 18 in Pamlico Sound, a body of water separating the Outer Banks from mainland North Carolina. He said he was on a ferry travelling from Ocracoke Island to Swan Quarter on the mainland when he spotted the lights.
The video triggered fierce debate in its comments section, where UFO enthusiasts embraced it as evidence of extraterrestrial visitors, while skeptics suggested the lights were likely linked to one of the nearby military bases in North Carolina.