North Carolina witness photographs hovering ‘stars’ at tree line

Roger Marsh
Taking puppy for a walk.Photo byJamie StreetonUnsplash

Looking Back On 2022

A North Carolina witness at Sherrills Ford reported watching and photographing four “stars” hovering above the tree line at 6:39 a.m. on April 2, 2022, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The report indicates that the witness was taking a new puppy out for a walk when an “odd configuration of four stars" was seen “hovering above the tree line.”
Cropped version of witenss image.Photo byNational UFO Reporting Center (
Cropped and enlarged version of witness image.Photo byNational UFO Reporting Center (

“Then it changed configuration several times but stayed in the same spot long enough for me to run in the house and get a phone to photograph what I was seeing.”
Sherrills Ford, NC.Photo byGoogle.

The report included three images, filed on April 2, 2022. Sherrill Ford is an unincorporated community in Catawba County, NC, population 941. Witness quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be resolved as something natural or man-made. These raw reports are for information only as investigators review the facts and attempt to resolve the case.

North Carolina Rating

North Carolina was rated 8th in U.S. UFO sightings for January 2023 with 14 cases filed, according to the MUFON February 2023 newsletter. North Carolina shared the rating with Washington. California topped the list with 62 reports.

There were 112 circle cases reported nationally in January 2023.

Recent North Carolina Reports

Historic North Carolina
Hickory, NC.Photo byGoogle.

A North Carolina witness at Hickory recalled an encounter with a slow-moving, disc-shaped object at 9:30 p.m. on June 10, 1966, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The report indicates that the object was initially seen by the witness as a pinpoint in the distance.

“Within 20 seconds, it moved into our area and slowed down to a low speed,” the reporting witness stated. “It was dark and we could see only the lights but I estimate it to have been 300 feet in diameter and a perfectly round, disc or squat cylinder, with a slightly domed top, and perhaps 50 feet tall.”

The report included details that the object had a “band of lights around the perimeter through which lights pulsated in a teardrop pattern.”

“The faster the ship moved, the faster the light pattern went around the perimeter. The lights were white.”

The report includes details that the witness assumed it had a domed top because there was “a blue light on top that moved around in a semi-spherical motion.” The object was listed as “utterly silent and incredibly swift.”

The witness commented that if you did not look, you would not have known it was there. There were other witnesses but no one spoke of it.

“The object disappeared over a hill behind us and did not reappear.”

The report included no images, filed on November 9, 19989. Hickory is a city in Catawba County, NC, population 43,490. Witness quotes were edited for clarity.

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ROGER MARSH is a media content producer with works in print, film, television, web, and stage. His “UFO Traffic Reports” published more than 7,000 times since 2009. He was a case researcher for the History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.”

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