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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/10/2009 05:00 (Entered as : 10/10/09 5:00)
Reported: 8/2/2015 6:45:53 PM 18:45
Posted: 8/6/2015
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Shape: Light
Duration: ~2 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Disc-like object emitting a cluster of lights spotted over Myrtle Beach, SC.

Around 5:00AM on October 10, 2009, I was sitting on a balcony of the South Beach Resort (XXXX ((numbers deleted)) S Ocean Blvd) in Myrtle Beach, facing the ocean. A light appeared over the horizon just above the surface of the water, and as it grew closer, I could see that it was a cluster of four large lights, hovering silently toward the land.

Over the span of just a minute or two, it hovered from the water toward the hotel, ascending steadily at a 45 degree angle to the ground until it was out of sight. When I took a photo on my phone, the lights were not visible, and the object's shape was disc like. I will send the photo via email.

At the time, I was a seventeen-year-old high school student and never would have thought to report it. No one else that I know of witnessed the event. I'm currently a graduate student studying early American roots music, and cryptozoology is nothing to which I have ever given much thought.

However, I recently saw a special which described the 1967 sighting at Shag Harbor, Nova Scotia, and the event sounded so eerily similar that I thought my sighting might warrant sharing with an expert.