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Occurred : 10/3/2019 21:30 (Entered as : 10/03/19 21:30)
Reported: 10/3/2019 6:54:51 PM 18:54
Posted: 10/4/2019
Location: Sumpter, SC
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1 hour
Observed an odd moving light above Sumter SC at 9:30 pm on 3 Oct 2019.

Observed what we thought was a star. But this star made back and forth movements as well as circular. Moves like you would expect a drone to move but the altitude seemed to be about 10 to 20 miles high. Sky was perfectly clear with a few planes passing between us and the moving light. Watched for about 10 to 15 minutes then saw a red glow shoot straight down from the bottom of the moving light. Again from our perspective this dull maroon light appeared to glow dimly. This occurred at about 9:25. This moving, jiggling light was in the direction of the Altair star and Tarazete was back behind and below the light from our viewing perspective. Most notable to us was the erratic movements of the light. Sometimes going in circles, sometimes stationary and sometimes shooting straight out right, left or back. For several minutes the object appeared to be dropping straight down before stopping dead in its tracks. We can still observe the object, but it has! n’t moved in 10 minutes.