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Occurred : 3/13/2000 21:00 (Entered as : 03/13/00 21:00)
Reported: 6/27/2008 7:35:01 PM 19:35
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Charleston, SC
Shape: Circle
Duration:15-30 seconds
Extremely large, slow-moving object moving toward bridge in Charleston, SC - witnesses with no memory after sighting 500 Lights On Obj

A friend and I were in Charleston, South Carolina visiting some friends in college. One evening, we decided to go down to a pier near the water which seemed to be a popular destination. When we arrived, there were many other people around the aream probably 100 other people or so. We walked down the pier to the water and, as we neared the end, we suddenly saw a VERY large object (much larger than a football field it seemed to cover the sky) moving very slowly at a low altitude. In fact, it was so low and so large, I can remember flinching and ducking because I was afraid that it was going to strike the large suspension bridge to our left. The object was completely silent - almost like a vaccum of no noise - and I did not see any type of trail or emission coming from it. We both quickly looked around wondering if anyone else was witnessing what we saw, but no one else seemed to see it. Every other person present was carrying on as if nothing were happening. I can distinctly remember being extremely confused and somewhat frustrated that no one else was seeing what we saw.

That is where my memory ends. The situation is the same for my friend. This event transpired some eight years ago, and she and I have conversed about it several times since. We cannot remember what happened to the object, where it went, how we got back to our car, or even how we got back to our hotel. We woke up in our hotel the next morning and continued our trip Washington D.C.. We were both very confused and somewhat scared of the incident. We laughed about it to a degree, as young people will do, but we have recently spoken of our concealed fear and confusion about the sudden loss of memory. Neither my friend nor I had been drinking or taking illegal drugs on this trip or in any period of time immediately prior to or subsequent of it. We are both college-educated, working professionals with families.

Both of our memories of the actual event are exactly alike. We both saw an extremely large, black object with many small lights (or what appeared to be lights). The object was so large that it covered most of the sky and it was flying at less than 300 feet (my best estimate). It is difficult for me to state the exact shape of the object because it was so large. However, it was rounded on the front end (the end that was moving toward the bridge), so I assumed it was either circular or oval in shape. I was fearful of it for the brief period of time I saw it, but now, looking back, I’m very curious to know what it was and what happened to us after we witnessed it.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))