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Occurred : 8/6/2013 21:00 (Entered as : 08.06.13 21:00)
Reported: 8/12/2013 11:44:44 AM 11:44
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Hilton Head, SC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15 minutes
Dimly lit orange fire appearing and reappearing in the sky.

My family was staying on Hilton Head Island for a week on vacation. One night, my wife and I decided to take a stroll on the beach. As we were heading back to the beach access point, I noticed an orange glow in the sky. I stopped to take a good look at it. I can best describe it as a very dimly lit bonfire in the sky. I did not hear sound (other than the crashing waves) and it did not move. Before I could mention it to my wife, it faded away.

About a minute later, there it was again, only this time, a little farther away from the first location. This time my wife also witnessed it. Two minutes later, faded away. Again, within a minute it had reappeared in a third location. As before, it slowly faded away after about 2 minutes. We stood and watched for it again, but it never reappeared.

Sadly, I had no camera or cell phone with me. We could easily rule out fireworks, flares, Chinese lanterns or aircraft. It was well above the water line to be a ship's lights. The best we could explain it was a dim fire just floating in the sky. No noise, no movement other than appearing and disappearing in 3 different locations.