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Occurred : 8/19/2009 21:30 (Entered as : 08/19/09 21:30)
Reported: 6/30/2012 6:36:31 PM 18:36
Posted: 7/4/2012
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
Shape: Disk
Duration:45 seconds
3-4 disk shaped craft, pale lit, moving slowly and silently at low altitude in nearly a straight line.

At some time between about 21:30 and 23:00, August 19, 2009 in Mount Pleasant, SC, I was standing alone on a third story deck/porch, smoking a cigarette. I was facing roughly southeast, toward the Atlantic Ocean, which was approximately 5-6 miles away.

At first I saw some faint movement ahead of me in the sky that caught my eye. They appeared to be a few different objects, at about a one o'clock position in the sky from my point of view. At first I thought it was a flock of large white birds (egrets or heron, I thought) illuminated by street lights from the ground because they didn't appear to be self illuminated, nor bright, for that matter. It was not uncommon to see either species flying at night, but what occurred to me was that I'd never seen them fly in flocks together, so I kept watching to figure out what they were.

They were moving in what appeared to be a straight line and as they got closer, I realized the motion they made was sporadic, not like the motion of birds flapping their wings in a somewhat rhythmic pattern. I realized they weren't birds at this point, but I still couldn't make out exactly what they were. As they got closer, I realized that they were definitely not birds or any common man made aircraft. They were moving slowly toward me, travelling in a straight line from approximately south to north. I realized when they got close enough, that there were three disk-shaped craft, travelling at what appeared to be a low altitude and they were completely silent. That fact probably made the biggest impression on me, that they made no noise whatsoever. And the fact that they appeared to be flying at a low altitude suggested they weren't very large craft at all. They were flying close to each other but not in a uniform formation like military aircraft do. In fact, their posit! ion relative to each other changed slightly from the time I first noticed them to the last glimpse I got of them. They were illuminated on the bottom by a very pale bluish white light, not very bright at all, which appeared to come from within the craft themselves. This was the only illumination coming from the craft (on the bottoms), there were no lights on top, so that they almost appeared to be flat. The illumination didn't light up the entire bottom of each craft at once either, but sort of danced around slowly and in a seemingly random way around the bottom surface of each one, lighting only portions of the bottom surface of each craft at a time. The only reason I could tell they were a disk shape was when the illumination would reach the edge of the craft, I could see a distinctly circular shaped edge. When the areas on the bottom of the craft weren't lit, I couldn't really see anything at all, because the unlit areas of the objects and the sky were both very dark.

They continued roughly in my direction, then were obstructed for a few seconds by a pine tree, then passed overhead to my left, in an unobstructed area between the tree branches and the side of the building I was standing in for about another two or three seconds (I realized there were four craft at this point) and they passed beyond the roof and were no longer visible. I'd gotten a good enough look at them to determine that they simply could not have been anything other than UFOs, at least nothing that I know of. I'd never seen anything like that before or since.