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Occurred : 8/21/2002 22:30 (Entered as : 08/21/02 10:30)
Reported: 8/22/2002 5:26:12 PM 17:26
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Isle of Palms, SC
Shape: Light
Duration:20 to 30 seconds
Strange red lights over the ocean - Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Five of us, on vacation, decided to go for a walk on the beach at approximately 10:30 p.m. All of a sudden a red light appeared in the sky, approximately 35 degrees in the air, over the ocean. It looked like the headlight of an airplane, large and bright. Quickly though, we realized the light was not moving and looked peculiar. It was red and glowing. Within about 5 seconds another red light appeared to its right. This light was far away, perhaps 500 yards (just guessing here). Suddently four or five more lights turned on sequentially between the two outside lights. All the lights together seemed to make a formation. I was looking through my binoculars and thought I could makeout the shape of an aircraft. But it was hard to tell for sure if it was one aircraft, or two, or whatever. If it was one aircraft, it would be the largest aircraft I have ever seen! The lights did not appear to move at all and there was no sound. Then, suddenly, and all at once, the lights blinked off. Gone. The was a very real and unusual sighting, leaving all of us scratching our heads.