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A witness reports that she and her boyfriend observed red/orange lights over the ocean, east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on the evening of Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 9:30 p.m.
Originally submitted to MUFON, this report is as is, with no corrections.
MUFON Case # 41571
Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Date of Sighting: 08/08/2012
Time of Sighting: 09:30 UTC
Distance: Over One Mile
Object Flight Path: Hovering then path,Straight-line path,Path with directional change
Object Shape: Fireball, Flash, Sphere
Summary: Hovering orange-red orbs blink then synchronize over the ocean
While sitting on the beach waiting for the local fireworks show to start (there's one every Wednesday), my boyfriend and I noticed a bright orange/red ball of light directly east, out over the ocean, below cloud level. The first light appeared and disappeared, then another did the same. Several minutes later, similar lights were seen doing the same. A few moments later, approximately 5 of these orbs synchronized and appeared in a slightly curved line and were equidistant from one another. They appeared for 5-10 seconds, then disappeared again, all at the exact same time. One more object appeared and disappeared afterward. The entire event occurred over the course of about 15 minutes. The orbs were roughly the color of a flare, but did not move as such. Instead, they hovered and disappeared quickly, not slowly dying out like a flare would. Several aircraft left Myrtle Beach Airport around the time of the sighting, but when they flew near the orange orbs, they were much higher altitude. No sounds accompanied the sightings.
I just received an email from a witness who reports having seen the same lights near Myrtle Beach, SC.
"Ive just returned home from a Myrtle Beach vaca. My wife and I had a sighting over the ocean. I was blown away by this. When I got home tday I found your web sight and was even more blown away to see that others reported the sighting. This all occured 8/8/12 around 9-9:15 pm. Ive read the other reports and I can 100% verify the other stories, almost exactly. Im very interested in this kind of stuff so this was exciting to me. My wife on the other hand is more skeptical and a little freaked out by all this! Just wanted to share this with you. Thanks"
[Name withheld by SW/LITS]