My mom, dad, boyfriend, and I were night fishing on the coast of Rodanthe, North Carolina. We noticed a few brights lights up in the sky, almost a mile off the coast to the south east. They were close, then spread out a bit and hovered, then just vanished. We ALL saw it. There was no ship in the ocean and it did not look like a flare. The lights hovered, then just vanished. They did not fall or descend. It was about 9:45 - 10 pm. We were night fishing so it was dark and the lights were easy to spot. I did not know what it was when I first saw it. I have been skeptical about ufos, but after what I saw I am a believer.