|Occurred : 10/18/2007 21:45 (Entered as : 10/18/07 21:45)
Reported: 11/12/2007 1:55:30 AM 01:55
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Duration:5 -7 minutes
|Bright lights over the ocean in Myrtle Beach, SC... 3 of them forming a diagonal line.
My husband (a supervisor for a finance company) and I (a stay-at-home wife and former telephone operator for 15 years) were vacationing in Myrtle Beach, SC in October. We stayed at an oceanfront hotel and the first evening we arrived, we went downstairs to take some pictures of the indoor lazy river and the outdoor pool area of the hotel.
We noticed a very bright white light with a little red in it, in the sky over the ocean. Thinking it was a plane at first, we still continued to watch it because it was so bright! It was moving very slowly to the left (north). After about a minute or two, another light shot out of the bright one (to it’s left) and then 2 other lights lit up in a straight diagonal line with the one that had shot out. They lit in sequence at evenly spaced intervals of time (about 2 seconds apart). They were bright white also with a little red in them, but were smaller in size than the initial one.
The initial bright light and the 3 other smaller lights all moved very slowly to the north in the same formation (still over the ocean). The initial bright one went out after a couple of minutes and the smaller 3 lights went out about a minute later, one at a time and at evenly spaced intervals of time.
Then just a few seconds later, we could see 2 very small white lights traveling at a very fast rate of speed much higher up in the sky. One was slightly below and behind the other. They were also traveling northward. We did see a plane in another section of the sky, and observed that these smaller white lights were moving so much faster than the plane! We have no idea what any of these lights were, but we were certainly fascinated by them. Dumbstruck might be more like it. I had a camera in my hand and didn’t think about taking a picture until after the first bright light had already gone out. I tried to take a picture of the other 3 lights that formed the diagonal line, I used the 12x zoom, but I had just gotten this digital camera and am still learning how to use all the different settings, so the picture came out very grainy. The lights also look rather orange in the picture, but in person they were white with a bit of red. Just to note: the other pictures I took outside that night (before we saw any of the objects) didn’t come out as grainy as the picture of the objects.
We would love to have an explanation of what these lights were. My husband and I are pretty skeptical people when it comes to UFO’s, aliens and the like, but this experience is certainly one that we will remember for the rest of our lives.