|Occurred : 9/19/2004 21:25 (Entered as : 09/19/2004 21:25)
Reported: 9/22/2004 3:32:54 PM 15:32
Location: Conway, SC
|3 or 4 lights in circular or triangular pattern with one trailing behind, and on trailing behind and to the side
I was lying in my hammock, watching and counting satellites goin over. I saw two satellites close together following the same path from south to north. The rear satellite started glowing brightly at about 60 degrees from the horizon, which I thought was odd because I didn't notice the first one doing this. It almost looked as if something was shining a bright light on it for about 2 or 3 seconds. About 30 seconds after they were no longer visible, an object(s) came from the north going south. My first thought was a meteor, but then realized there were several lights. Second thought was an airplane, but it was moving very quickly, seemed to be high up, and seemed to be very large. There was a cluster of three or four lights, different colors but not sure what, followed by two small lights. One light following was directly behind the cluster, the other was off to the side and rear. This one appeared reddish. There was no noise and it was moving too quickly to be a normal jet.
The following night at the same time, 9:25 PM, I saw two orangish lights following each other from directly overhead, curving around south and then quickly to the west. They were gone in one or two seconds. Possible search lights from the Myrtle Beach Airport, however there were no clouds in the sky to reflect off of.
((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the witness might have observed an Iridium satellite. Just a guess. PD))