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Occurred : 5/27/2009 22:00 (Entered as : 05/27/09 22:00)
Reported: 6/20/2009 10:27:40 PM 22:27
Posted: 8/5/2009
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
Shape: Unknown
Duration:45 min
On 5/27/09 and 5/28/ 09, I and 16 members of my family witnessed and took video of lights hovering and moving off the coast at MB, SC.

On the nights of May 27th and May 28th 2009, I and 16 other members of my family witnessed UFO’s off the coast of Surfside Beach/Myrtle Beach, S.C. We were on vacation in an oceanfront house and had an unobstructed view of these objects. Beginning at about 10:30, my wife and her mother as well as a few other family members saw lights begin coming on over the ocean almost directly off the coast from the house we were in. The lights were approximately a mile off the coast and about 1000 to 1500 feet in elevation. They saw 4-5 white lights slowly come on in a row and then disappear after hovering 20-30 seconds. My wife then came in and told the rest of us to come out. At around 10:45 we saw 3 - 4 lights appear hovering about 2-3 miles up the coast from us and then disappear. At around 11:00, 2 sets of 2 lights came on near directly out from us at about the same elevation and distance at the first sighting. The 2 sets appeared offset and one above the other. The lower set after about 10 seconds, tilted or banked to the south and then moved under the other set. It slowly rose a little, and then both sets moved away to the southeast and disappear within a half second or so. This third appearance lasted several seconds. There was no sound.

On the second night, May 28th, the lights appeared at about 9:30. They appeared in front of us much as they had begun the night before. Their second appearance was from the southeast moving toward the northeast with an almost vertical banking to the south. The object slowed to a stop as it leveled back out. This time lights appeared to be rotating on the top. It hovered for several seconds and appeared to return to a southeast course with great speed as to almost disappear again. Again, there was no sound. After this, there appeared to be 3 planes - with blinking wing lights that by speed, directional, and elevation changes we took to be military jets - come from the north and fly up and down the coast for at least half an hour. It was as if they were following or looking for something with the patterns they flew and the confined area they were in.

Since this time, I have been in contact with several people who saw the same things we did that night. I also have several minutes of video from both nights documenting parts of the sightings. Among my party were a teacher, retired and former military personnel, medical professionals, and other reasonable and educated people. None of us, nor other witnesses I have been in contact with have been able to explain these sightings.