|Occurred : 7/20/2005 23:00 (Entered as : 07/20/2005 23:00)
Reported: 6/10/2015 9:42:57 AM 09:42
Location: Lexington, SC
|Strange light in the sky seen while camping
I went out camping in the summer of 2005 with my scout troop. We were camping on private property near Lexington, SC. The event happened late at night while we were watching the fire and talking. One of the troop leaders said that he had been watching a satellite that was crossing the sky, and then it had just stopped. He pointed out to us where it was. At first it just looked like a star in the sky. It seemed a little odd because satellites usually blink and are not a constant light.
After a while the light started to move around erratically. This continued for some minutes then there was a small flash and the light split into two pieces. After this happened one piece just stayed still and the other piece darted off across the sky. I have no idea at the speed but it must have been pretty quick. The other piece stayed there a while more and then it started to act erratically again. After some time it then too darted off across the sky in the opposite direction.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))