|Occurred : 6/26/2007 22:30 (Entered as : 06/26/07 22:30)
Reported: 6/30/2007 1:37:54 PM 13:37
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Duration:30 Seconds & Over 1 hour
|Large Orange Lights Appear in Formations
Myrtle beach, S.C.
06/26 & 6/28 On the first night my fiancé and I were sitting on our ocean front hotel balcony eight stories up. The moon was almost full and the sky was mostly clear during the sighting and turned cloudy shortly after. It was around 10:30 p.m. We were admiring the night sky when we saw 5 orange lights appear one by one. They were huge lights, bigger than any passing planes and much larger than the biggest stars. They lit up one at a time with out any trails around them and without moving. They lit up from left to right in an upwards facing bow pattern one by one. Once all five were lit they turned off one by one in the reverse direction. The lights were well above the horizon and appeared to the left of the moon. The formation was huge in length and at least twice the size of the moon in the night sky. The whole thing lasted only a few seconds. The moon was very bright and we could tell that there was no visible shape behind the lights. We then watched the sky for around 15 minutes to look for anything else without luck. After this we rushed down to the beach to see if we could walk around and see if anyone else was talking about the lights. As we got out to the beach a low flying fighter jet rushed to the north along the shoreline.
The next night, 6/27, we watched briefly for the lights but saw nothing. On 6/28, we decided to sit out on the balcony at 10 p.m. The moon, even fuller than the preceding nights, illuminated a partly cloudy sky. At 10:08 p.m., as we were gazing out at the ocean, the same large orange lights appeared in the sky, this time there were 4 and they were in a ‘/’ diagonal shape. Again, the moon was very bright and we could tell that there was no viable shape behind the lights. So, upon seeing them again, we called for my fiancé’s brother and his mother to come outside onto the balcony with us. We waited, looking at the sky, hoping to show them the lights. Over the next 30 minutes or so they showed up again a few times, but only one or two at a time. Their locations varied each time they appeared. Then they appeared directly in front of us. There were 4 and they were in a ‘-_-_’ staggered pattern. Immediately after they turned off, they same formation appeared again slightly above and to the left of the first. Then after a few minutes had passed, another formation appeared. This one was three lights in a ‘/’ diagonal pattern. It looked slightly further away than the first but it was still significantly bigger than any planes or stars. A few more minutes passed and we saw what looked like a plane or fighter jet heading in the same northwards direction towards where the lights had been.
I am in college and my fiancé and I are science buffs in our free time. We are very skeptical people and always look for logical explanations to every situation. This was totally beyond our explanation. There was NOTHING visible behind the lights. Each time they appeared in plain view in the light of the moon. There were no trails like with a meteorite and the lights were not moving. They did not dim, they simply went out. They were much bigger than any known man made aircraft. The lights left all 4 of us utterly speechless. We did look again at the same time on 6/29 but we saw nothing out of the ordinary.