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Occurred : 10/30/2010 03:00 (Entered as : 10/30/10 3:00)
Reported: 10/25/2011 10:27:10 PM 22:27
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: St. Matthew's, SC
Shape: Triangle
Duration:3 minutes
Triangle with three lights. Silently hovered. Dropped three balls of light over gas station and departed.

I was driving from Charleston, SC to Columbia, SC on I-26 around 3:00 am when I was approaching the St. Matthew's exit. I noticed that an object (which I thought to be an airplane) had recently flown over the woods to my right; however, as I drove closer to the object I noticed that it was hovering silently above the trees. It then passed over the highway (from right to left) to a lighted gas station. It then hovered, dropped three balls of light and silently flew over the highway directly above me. At that point I could see it had three lights on its point and smaller lights lining the triangle shape. I slammed on my breaks hoping to get a picture; however, I was unsuccessful. (My phone and subsequently phone camera froze) The truck driver next to me also slammed on breaks and pointed to the object with a dumbfounded expression.