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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/3/2003 22:35 (Entered as : 12/03/2003 22:35)
Reported: 12/5/2003 3:23:43 PM 15:23
Posted: 12/9/2003
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Shape: Light
Duration: 20-30seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Series of lights, lighting in sequence from right to left, and fading out in same sequence.

At 22:35 I observed the following from a hotel balcony overlooking the ocean: A series of lights fading in in sequence, each light staying lit for about 3-4 seconds before fading out. The lights began to the right and lit up one after the other from right to left. First 5 or 6 in straight line, the remainder at various heights but close in proximity of height (estimate 500 to 1000 feet above the ocean and 1-3 miles from the shoreline) Only 3-4 lights could be seen lit at any one time. The lights were orange-yellow in color and appeared to be shining directly at the shore as each one faded in and out. While lit, the lights could be seen hovering slightly upward and to the right very slowly, as if almost floating. Night was partly cloudy, and the lights were definitely below the cloudline as the lights were very clear and large.