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Occurred : 9/9/2017 20:08 (Entered as : 9-9-17 20:08)
Reported: 9/9/2017 7:29:09 PM 19:29
Posted: 9/12/2017
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Shape: Other
Duration:3-4 minutes
Orangish lights rising in the distance. Began to fade in and out as they went overhead. Then disappeared.

The lights seemed to be rising out of the northeast. A little left of where the sun rises. Solid orangish lights from far away. I thought they might be rising flares or low flying large planes. But there were no sounds or blinking lights. There were approx 3 separate groups of the same lights with 3-4 in each group.

As they got closer and overhead, the light would fade out. Then it would light up 3 to 6 time as it flew overhead. Sort of like a lightning bug. But it was above the clouds, which were at least a couple thousand feet.

When overhead, they were more white than orange.

They seemed to be moving faster than a jet if it was 35,000 feet. But only moving as fast as a fast small plane if it was a few hundred feet. They covered way too much area, too fast and too high to be a drone, unless there are some serious long distance ones out there. No blinks no sound at all.

They were rising 3 or 4 at a time. And I might have seen 8 to 12. Over a 2-3 minute pe! riod. The lights were heading south west with no erratic movements, other than fading lights. There was some sort of fast jet that flew over just prior to me seeing the first lights in the distance. That was why I looked up in the first place. It didn't sound like the normal commercial planes that frequent Myrtle Beach.