|©CHARLES MILLER; cropped and lightened by Charlotte.com for clarity
|His account: Last night just after 8:30, I was in the backyard smoking a cig and saw a light coming in toward Kings Mountain from the south-southeast. ... I went in the house and got my camera and came back out in the front yard to shoot it.
Emergency dispatchers around Charlotte handle wacky 911 calls each night. But Wednesday, agencies got the same type of unusual call:
A hovering light was in the sky.
Others described it as a plane that might be in trouble. A blueish glow. A fire in the sky. A light moving too slow to be a plane.
The calls came into Iredell, Lincoln, Mooresville and Huntersville emergency dispatchers around 8 p.m. -- with even a dispatcher's dad calling in a sighting and one Lincoln County officer reportedly seeing it.