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Occurred : 7/20/2011 23:00 (Entered as : 7/20/2011 23:00)
Reported: 6/11/2013 4:53:54 PM 16:53
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
Shape: Light
Duration:5-10 minutes
Independently moving orange lights over the ocean.

I worked at the Surfside Pier and was getting ready for the overnight shift (11pm-7am) so I decided to take a walk to the end of the pier to see how the fishing was going. While on the end of the pier, I looked up into the pitch black sky and saw multiple orange lights off in the distance, directly in front of the end of the pier, but miles away. These were very bright lights and perfectly round. The lights would move separately in opposite directions and at different angles, but they also moved synchronized. Often time one would disappear and then shine in a totally different position, but for most of the duration they seemed to create a triangle. There were only a couple fisherman out there, but they also saw what I was seeing. After five to ten minutes the lights disappeared. Soon after that I saw numerous small white blinking lights fly across the sky, which seemed to be at a great elevation, moving very fast. Minutes after that, I could hear helicopters! flying nearby.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD))