|Occurred : 11/23/2012 19:20 (Entered as : 11/23/12 19:20)
Reported: 11/23/2012 5:04:52 PM 17:04
Location: Garden City, SC
|Orange ball of light in Garden City, SC heading NE
1 Ball of fire entering field of view at the horizon heading NE. Limited perspective limited estimation of speed. Best guess would be 150-200 knots. Heading NE parallel to coast. Description is flickering ball of fire, no trail, no sound. No altitude deviation after it leveled off. I think I saw an arced trajectory initially coming from either the beach area, or within a mile of the coast off Garden city, SC.
The observation lasted about one minute and I believe died from lack of illumination rather than from distance.
MYR tower was called, but they observed nothing. Flightaware.com was consulted, but there were no IFR flights in that vicinity reported.
I believe the light source died before it reached as far NE as Myrtle Beach.