|Occurred : 3/10/2006 20:30 (Entered as : 03/10/06 20:30)
Reported: 3/11/2006 6:58:16 PM 18:58
Location: Rock Hill, SC
|white flashing light over Rock Hill, SC.
My husband & I saw a series of 3 flashes high in the sky looking towards the North while sitting on our back deck. I am not sure of the time but it was approx. 8:30 pm. The sky was very clear & the moon had not risen high enough to wash out the stars. There were also several commercial aircraft flying at different altitudes. Some were on approach to Charlotte Douglas & some were much higher. We did not see a craft. We saw the first 2 bright white flashes about 1 second apart. Then after approx. 7-8 seconds, we saw 1 more flash in the same spot. We didn't see anything else. Since we couldn't see any shape of a craft & didn't hear any sound, we are assuming that it was from something high in the sky. It very well may be something quite "earthly" & not a ufo. Approximately 5 minutes later we observed a moving craft that had a bright white light on the front and a blinking white light behind that light. It was traveling very fast compared to the commercial aircraft in the sky & was low in the sky, also traveling towards the North. I watched it through the binoculars until it disappeared behind the treeline & could not see an outline of the craft. We had a similar sighting of the flashing lights last year that was also reported to this site. We live a mile outside of the city of Rock Hill, away from city lights. My husband is a computer executive & I am a scuba instructor & travel agent.
We both have traveled in planes extensively & I was formerly in Civil Air Patrol & earned my observor wings as a teenager to look for crashed airplanes. I would appreciate hearing whether anyone else saw the flashes of light.