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Occurred : 1/1/2014 23:00 (Entered as : 1/01/2014 23:00)
Reported: 1/3/2014 8:31:04 PM 20:31
Posted: 1/10/2014
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 hour
Chinese lanterns with orange glow very popular in the Myrtle Beach area.

There have been a large number of sightings of orange fireballs floating in the sky in this area. I visit this area several times a year and have noticed that the fad this year at the beach is launching Chinese lanterns. I witnessed at least 10 of these large lanterns being launched on the beach in a short time. They are available in many of the tourist gift shops and have been very popular in the past year.

This could explain some of the sightings.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))