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Occurred : 7/12/2012 21:30 (Entered as : 07/12/12 21:30)
Reported: 7/13/2012 10:30:07 AM 10:30
Posted: 8/5/2012
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:20 seconds
Large fireball seen over North Myrtle Beach.

Large light of what appeared to be a plane. However, once it was overhead, it was clearly a ball of fire. It's hard to describe the size of the object. It was obviously large. From ground perspective, the fireball was ~ half a centimeter. Obviously the object was much larger than that. That's just how big it looked from my perspective. The object traveled in a straight path.

As the fireball passed overhead, I could hear the fire it omitted. It sounded like a blow torch. I couldn't hear it very well. (I am deaf in one ear). However, the other witnesses said it was very loud.

Once the object was abt 45 degrees above the horizon, it died out. It still traveled in a straight path. As it died out, the fireball left a thick trail of smoke. Then it faded out into the horizon.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain anonymous; provides minimal contact information. PD))