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Occurred : 7/31/1969 20:00 (Entered as : 07/31/1969 20:00)
Reported: 5/29/2007 12:36:19 AM 00:36
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Summerville, SC
Shape: Light
Duration:an hour
Glowing light that filled the entire sky over summerville south carolina starting small then growing large enough to cover the sky.

I'm not sure if this happened in 1969 or 1970 or 1971. I listed it as July 31 1969 but am very unsure about the date. I do remember that it was hot, very hot. So I'm guessing it was in the Summer. At the time, I was a very young boy. My Father worked at the air base in Charleston but we lived in Summerville.

I don't recall a lot of the specifics but will never forget what I saw and felt that night. It started with a commotion outside. I remember going out the door and seeing so many of our neighbors outside by the street all looking up. As soon as I got to the edge of the carport, I could see it too. What is was is still difficult to say. The only way I can describe it was like a glowing light, a light that started small and slowly grew large enough to fill the sky. I don't know how long it lasted but at the time, to me it seemed to have lasted an hour.

I remember everyone trying to decide what it was.. or more accurately what it was not. First thoughts were that it was from the air base but that didn't make sense. There was nothing large enough there to cover the entire sky. I remember asking lots of questions about what it was but no one had any answers.

There were at least 20 families on our street watching the sky. I remember being scared to death and going inside my house with some of the neighbors. When it was gone there were lots of phone calls and lots of discussions. To this day, I don't know how it was ever explained. I have told very few people of this incident for obvious reasons, most insist you are exaggerating or just not remembering the events accurately.

To this day, I've not seen anything that can fill the entire sky with that kind of light. I'd love to know what the news archives have on the "event" from that night.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))