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Weird lights over the ocean from Cape Lookout

Weird lights over the ocean from Cape Lookout




Has anyone seen this video of weird lights over the ocean, filmed from the beach at Cape Lookout? A still shot from the video is attached.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkUs79K940E

Flares, maybe?

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Will




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RE: Weird lights over the ocean from Cape Lookout




Definitely flares. Hopefully someone saw them and called the authorities. Could be someone out there singling for help.

John


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Guess that shot is too far south to be this: https://outerbanksvoice.com/2018/12/02/what-is-it-the-seacor-supporter-anchors-just-offshore/ unless it was taken en route?


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I have seen things in the sky's south of Ocracoke, I always accepted it as the Marines from Cherry Point having night training. Saw what it looked like a cloud shooting a laser into another cloud. Never saw any aircraft. It wasn't lightning either . I think they play some kind of laser tag . I know the ground troops do.

Yeah that looks like flairs they train with them too.


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I thought flares moved...like a firework..up and slowly burns out. ?? How is it just remaining in the air without falling? Even if they were parachute flares they would drift in the wind, correct? These are stationary and perfectly aligned with one another. If they were from a boat, is it safe to assume the boat is in motion? How would a boat in distress manage to shoot two new flares directly above the original two? Pretty good aim. Wouldnt they be at least a tad away from the first two?

So many questions. I feel like the Riddler! Wish I had some flares to test because I simply do not understand shooting multiple flares that hover in place. I would've been like the fisherman...wouldnt think of a distress flare at all.


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Depending on how far away one is, parachute flares can appear to hover, especially in the dark.

If I had seen this, I would have contacted the Coast Guard to make them aware because I wouldn't want it on my conscience if it was a vessel in distress. Usually any type of flare at sea is not a good thing. My first thought would have been a commercial fishing vessel or tug grounded on Lookout Shoals. Though not as common as in the old days before modern navigation equipment, it still happens from time to time.


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It you watch closely you can see them descending and then burning out. The ones that appear higher are new ones. Hopefully just training.

John


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Shouldnt they be seen ascending? A quick You Tube search shows light trails on the way up, and then movement with wind direction...nothing at all like this video.
Im sure there is a very logical explanation, but if I saw that I admit I'd be a bit spooked lol.


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Based on the spacing and approximate distance, I’d say a ‘89 Honda Accord??


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These are pretty far out, so you probably wouldn't see the trails going up. It would also explain why they don't look like they are falling. I'm still going with flares...or at least that's what the aliens want me to say.

John


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They look very cool


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It's Ron and Harry. They enchanted two cars and are having a race from England to America. They are racing at night because it is less likely they will be seen.


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I see the same thing in the sound occasionally. Sometimes there are lots more and it goes on for hours.



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definitely your tax dollars at work Thumbs up