|Occurred : 7/4/2013 21:00
Reported: 7/5/2013 6:58:49 PM 18:58
Location: Irmo, SC
My name is ((name deleted)), I live in Irmo, SC...just outside of Columbia, SC...to the NW.
Last night just before dusk I saw a single orange/red ball? moving in a straight line, moving from the south to the north...it never varied speed or appeared to vary in altitude, made no noise and wasn't moving as fast as a plane or helio.
We had a cloud cover last night, that should limit the altitude...we had very little wind last night as well....I'd have to rule out a balloon with a light attached as it was moving faster than the wind was blowing. It had no trail behind it, no flames or smoke that I could see.
The reason for this e-mail is that I have just done a search of the site, I see that on many occastions, thoughout the state, there have many many reports of the same type.....any conclusions or explaination?
Thanks ((name deleted))
((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness, and he sounded to us to be quite sober-minded. We suspect that he is a highly reliable, and highly skilled observer. PD))