|Occurred : 10/21/2014 21:14 (Entered as : 10/2114 21:14)
Reported: 10/22/2014 6:35:51 AM 06:35
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
|Series of Yellow Lights Seen Over Myrtle Beach
My son and I were sitting on the beach facing the ocean around 20:30. Approximately 21:14, he asked if I saw the lights off to our right. He described them as 3 yellow lights, well above the horizon in a single line. They were spaced apart and didn't move. According to him, they remained on for several seconds and disappeared. As they were near the landing approach to the Myrtle Beach airport, I didn't think too much about it. There were also some clouds in the night sky, so when I looked that direction I wasn't concerned that I did not see them.
About 3-5 minutes later, a single yellow light appeared off to our left. It was well off the coast and appeared to be 1000-2000 feet above the horizon based on airplanes seen during the day. About 3 seconds after the first light appeared, a second light appeared to the left of the first one. About 3 seconds later, a third light appeared to left of the second one. Approximately 3 seconds later, a fourth light appeared to the left of the third one. As the fourth light appeared, the first one faded out and disappeared. As the fifth, sixth, and seventh lights appeared, this pattern continued. Once the seventh light appeared, it remained lit until the sixth one went out. Then the seventh faded out.
We contined to look for another 30-45 minutes and did not see anything else out of the ordinary. We did observe a couple of planes cross the sky from the left to right and land at the airport. With landing lights on and marker lights, they resembled nothing like what we had seen.