INDIAN TRAIL, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A family in Indian Trail said they saw glowing balls in the sky which they believe were UFO’s.

“The question of whether we’re being visited or not by intelligent creatures is probably the most important scientific question that has ever confronted mankind,” said Peter Davenport, Director of The National UFO Reporting Center.

An Indian Trail family reported to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) seeing orange glowing balls hovering a few hundred feet above their house.

The report stated the balls were completely silent, spherical and had a red beam coming out of the orange glow which was much brighter than a candle.

“We had taken reports of these luminous orbs or fireballs, call them what you wish for a long time but the number of reports just suddenly increased in late May of 2012,” said Davenport.

According to MUFON there have been three other sightings in Indian Trail, nearly 200 in nearby areas and nearly 1800 across the state of North Carolina.

“No I haven’t seen any but I’d love to,” said David Waddell when asked if he too had seen glowing balls in the sky.

Joseph Bulla told FOX 46, “Well the idea of UFO’s doesn’t surprise me but I haven’t seen anything to prove otherwise. I mean it’s not fair to say there’s nothing else out there in the universe.”

Davenport said despite the thousands of reported sightings many people remain skeptical about UFO’s.

“If they really want to know what’s going on, I recommend to them that they first look up good solid evidence and then make up their decision,” said Davenport.

FOX 46 asked residents if they saw what they believed to be a UFO, would they report it?

“I would definitely tell some people but I don’t know if I would call the police or nothing like that I’d tell my friends and see what they have to say about it,” said Bulla.

“I would try to gather up a couple witnesses before doing so,” said Waddell.