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Occurred : 6/3/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 06/03/2003 21:00)
Reported: 12/8/2003 5:23:35 PM 17:23
Posted: 12/9/2003
Location: Charlston, NC
Shape: Light
Duration:10 minutes
Cloud over the ocean at night, glowing from within, duration around 10 minutes. We saw no craft.

I did not see any craft, only a light. I am also uncertain of the date. I know it was late spring/early summer, 2003.

We were visiting North Carolina, camping (illegally) on the beach in Charlston. An hour or two after sunset there was a glow coming from within a large cloud formation several miles offshore, and it was far above the ocean's surface.

At first we thought it was heat-lightning: that's what it looked like. But it didn't go away. It glowed steadily for maybe ten minutes. It was uncanny.

The moon was nowhere near the glowing area. I have never seen anything like it.

I am a reserved grad student at an Ivy League school in the northeast. I am not given to exaggeration, and I don't know if I believe in the existence of extraterrestrials: I cannot, however, explain what I witnessed.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate; witness elects to remain totally anonymous. The witness indicates a location of "Charlston, NC." If this is a serious report, we wonder whether the witness intended to indicate South Carolina. It seems curious to us that a graduate student at an Ivy League school is unable to distinguish between North, and South, Carolina. I graduated from a private college on the WEST coast of the U. S., and I know the difference between NC and SC. Also, I know how to spell "Charleston," with an "e" after the "l." We have no way to contact the individual. PD :>) ))