|Occurred : 10/8/2014 21:45 (Entered as : 10/08/2014 21:45)
Reported: 10/8/2014 11:59:25 PM 23:59
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
|Three lights of possibly one object nearly equidistant moving across sky low appeared to move up and down very fast
Standing on the beach in Myrtle Beach looking south close to the North Myrtle Beach city limit, I observed three lights colored yellow/white the size of stars moving east to west from the ocean to land somewhat low over the horizon. Airport is very near sighting. There appeared to be one light from a second object following behind though low clouds may have obscured other lights.
At first I thought a light then two then the third were stars but then noticed they were moving and not quite white like the other stars. Then I thought it was a plane but first the plane was too high to be landing and it was a strange flight pattern coming directly west from the Atlantic ocean. Then I noticed the lights jumping directly up and down a number of times. I followed the lights over too long a distance for it to be a searchlight and the lights were distinct like distant stars or maybe aircraft lights. It seemed strange and especially with the single light from another craft following close behind at the same low altitude.
Conditions were not ideal because of the low clouds over the horizon. The lights appeared visible to me intermittently through the clouds. Don't know if they were satellites or even how far away they were but I was not looking high in the sky at all. Wasn't super alarming but strange and no obvious explanation. No one was nearby on the beach at night and no one with me.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))