|Occurred : 11/8/2012 21:20 (Entered as : 11/8/12 21:20)
Reported: 11/21/2012 7:32:10 AM 07:32
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
|Ten to 15 bright red orbs independently moving and blinking on and off over the ocean.
I was in a second floor condo on the North end of Myrtle Beach, SC that is oceanfront on a beach that faces to the SE. I was starting to doze but I awoke at about 9:20 pm because my ears were ringing loudly. I had an urge to go outside on the balcony and look at the sky. The water was calm like glass and it was eerily quiet. It was a clear, dark night with Jupiter and stars of Orion’s belt shining brightly to the E. (Sirius had not yet risen and moonrise was after midnight.) So I called my friend, B out to see them.
We both saw a sudden flash of bright pinkish-red, dime-size round light SE at about 2 finger widths above and closer than the horizon over the ocean. The center was the darker pink-red and the perimeter was a red-orange. I am guessing it was closer than a mile as the visibility was 10 miles at the time.
It blinked out then flashed on and off again. She kept asking, "What is that?" and I grabbed her arm. In about 30 seconds it flashed on from a greater distance for about 3 seconds. Then it blinked off for a second. Then further away there was another red light that separated into two side by side lights about one finger width apart, then rejoined as one (or one was in front of the other).
Then I saw another one higher and more towards the SSE. (At some point my friend went inside for a few seconds to get a coat. Unfortunately we did not have our cameras at the ready.) A larger/closer red flash to the SSE stayed on a little longer so I could see a grayish area with the red light in its center, with all outlined in a blackish ring. One of the red lights traveled SE to ESE parallel to the shoreline. Then we started seeing small pinpoints of white light (10 or more of them) between that one (to our left) and the others and a little higher altitude. They blinked on and off but the light from some of them was so bright that we could feel it on our eyes (like tiny flashbulbs). Some seemed to be getting closer to us. Some turned red but stayed small. Two more flashes of red light appeared and rotated or orbited around each other. Then two small red lights flashed briefly and at differing spacing from each other (as two separate objects). They stayed lit, rose and headed off to the SSW.
We went out the front door but the height and lighting of the other buildings prevented us from seeing them. We saw no more of these lights but saw the white, red and green blinking lights of an approaching small plane. The plane was coming up the beach offshore probably having taken off from the airport at the south end of Myrtle Beach. We could hear the faint sounds from the plane. Otherwise, we heard NO sounds other than the gentle wave sound. At 9:45 pm we came inside and each independently wrote down what we had just experienced.
Weather Conditions: 43 degrees, clear, dew point 36 degrees, wind W at 8, pressure 30.10 rising, visibility 10 miles. Location: 33.7424 Latitude, -78.8153 Longitude Background: I have never seen UFO's or UAP's in the 30 some years I have been living or vacationing on the North or South Carolina beaches. I have previously reported to MUFON a single bright object that I saw about Feb. 9, 2012 at home in Raleigh, NC. I am a retired hospital department director with a masters degree in a mental health profession. I have been researching about both my sightings and found NUFORC. My friend has agreed to file a separate report for what she experienced. You may contact me if you wish. Thank you for this service.