Two recent sighting reports from Texas and North Carolina both feature a similar phenomena of lights/orbs in the sky, but the story here may be the exact whereabouts of the sightings.
At around 3 a.m. on Dec. 22 at an undisclosed military base in North Carolina, a special ops officer was at their post when they witnessed what appeared to a green-ish blue colored shooting star in the sky. This shooting star didn't descend, rather it broke up like a firework, and four lights emerged from it and levitated in the sky, before rocketing back up towards the sky. Here is the exact description from the witness who asked to be anonymous due to the position in the military and the exact location of base isn't allowed to be discussed due to security protocol.
"During the last night of a field op I was on, I was walking post and looking at the stars; there’s not a lot of light pollution on these bases so the sight is pretty amazing," said the officer. " I saw what looked like a shooting star, but it was a green-ish blue color and I’ve never really seen that when I’ve seen a shooting star. So, I figured maybe it was a meteor or something, and it broke up kinda like a firework would after it exploded, but it broke up in to four lights and stood still for a moment then started to do this weird rocking back and fourth for another second and just kinda took off again leaving the same trail as it did before like a shooting star, but going back towards the sky."
The officer couldn't disclose which aircrafts are flown at the base and during training, but did mention that military aircrafts aren't usually flown that late at night. There were no other witnesses on site who came forward.
" No one of my knowledge has seen it who was on post with me at the time," said the officer. "I had asked around the next morning, but no one knew what I was talking about and tried blaming it on me being up all night on post. I told my SNCOIC about it, and he had me log it in a log book and they didn’t seem to pursue anything."
The officer believes it's unidentified based on what they've seen, and couldn't logically come up with an explanation.
"I felt freaked out because I haven’t seen anything like that ever, " said the officer. "I was just a little eerie, and I feel like the entire world went silent and it lasted forever, but in reality it was like a few minutes."
The other sighting to report came back in Oct. 23 in Katy, Texas. Katy is a suburb of Houston, and is a hour drive from NASA, which is located in Clear Lake, Texas. The witness just came forward with this information and photos, and claims one other person (a neighbor) saw the same anomaly. The witness saw strange lights, which from their vantage point, looked to be hovering low to the ground.
"In the sky from the south of Katy there were six to seven large red lights in a vertical line with the last one on the bottom not much higher than a lamp post ," said Katy resident who wanted to be referred to as Anne Mason to protect her identity. "They slowly and systematically moved down in a vertical line and the bottom ones would turn out horizontally east and west, and then disappear. "
These orb sightings are both common in Ufology, but still are fascinating occurrences especially due to their proximity to a military base and NASA.
Both witnesses in the following story, this writer knows personally, and their anonymity is being protected at the requests of the sources.