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Occurred : 5/27/2009 22:00 (Entered as : 05/27/09 22:00)
Reported: 5/27/2009 9:05:26 PM 21:05
Posted: 6/9/2009
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
Shape: Other
Duration:15 minutes
Two red dots moving in sequence and numerous flashes of light

While at the beach on May 27, 2009 at 10 P.M. in Surfside Beach, SC, 29575 U.S.A, my boyfriend, age 23, and I, age 19, saw two fire balls appear in the sky, off in the distance, but high over the ocean. The fire balls then shifted or jumped down to the left and disappeared after about 2 seconds. A minute or two after that, two red dots (that looked slightly different than the fire balls, more rounded and distinct) about 4x the size of a normal star appeared to the left of the first sighting. Then one by one, the dots would move in sequence to the left or north, horizontally, as if jumping one another, but blinking out as it would move. This happened for about 5 to 8 seconds with the dots jumping each other about 5 times and then they just disappeared.

A lady in her mid 50’s then came up to the beach access after saying she saw the red dots. The three of us then watched for about 10 minutes or so as randomized flashes of light could be seen off in the distance and scattered throughout the sky, but in the same vicinity as the other sightings. The flashing looked like the same kind of flash a camera would produce, but it was faintly obscured by clouds. There could have been close to 500 flashes, some bigger or brighter than others.

Seven people, ranging in age from 13 to 35 began to walk onto the beach. Just as they got there the two red dots flashed again, off to the right and slightly above the moving/jumping dots. This time they were sort of diagonally sloping to the left and then jumped parallel downward and disappeared.

The flashing lights slowly became less numerous and then seemed to stop all together. My boyfriend and I ended up leaving at 10:23 P.M.

((NUFORC Note: Many other sighting reports from this area, for this date, and on prior occasions. PD))