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Occurred : 9/9/2003 23:30 (Entered as : 09/09/03 23:30)
Reported: 9/13/2003 3:49:22 PM 15:49
Posted: 9/17/2003
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2-3 min.
yellowish orangish looked like a star but larger moving erraticly disappearing and reappearing in different places

My girlfriends and I were on a vacation at myrtle beach s.c. on the night of sept 9th we were sitting on the beach at approx. 11:30 pm talking and marveling at how close Mars was to our moon. Conversation drifted off in other directions when something caught my eye over the ocean a good ways above the horizion. It was ayelow orangish light that looked at first as a large star would. It faded out in just a matter of a second or two. My mind couldn't process what I was seeing before it was gone. I said to my 2 friends that I had just seen some strang light that I wished they had seen before it disappered. They kinda laughed at me and we went on talking. About 5-10 minutes later it appeared again in a simelar position, this time both of my friends saw it also. It would stay for a few seconds then it went behind a cloud. We continued to watch the area when it appeared over the horizon way to our left. again it was there only a second and changed position again closer to where I first noticed it. This time when it disapeared we did not see it again. Its change of position was not in the pattern of a plane we didnt hear any aircraft in the area.

We all 3 agree that it was the strangest thing we have ever seen. One of my friends thought she could see reddish edges to the light, my eyesight is more distance challenged than hers so I can't disput that. We are women in our 50's and I assure you we don't know what it was but we do know it was real. We want to know what it may have been we saw and hoping that there is a reasonable explaination for this. We were unable to find anyone else that saw a strange light that night. Can anyone tell us anything. ((initials and professions deleted))