|Occurred : 1/1/2014 00:02 (Entered as : 01/01/14 0:02)
Reported: 1/1/2014 9:18:29 PM 21:18
Location: Goose Creek, SC
|Red and Green lights above Goose Creek, South Carolina, New Years Morning!
Neighbors were setting off fireworks in celebration of New Years so my wife and I went to the front porch to watch. We noticed this green/red light in the sky to the east. It looked to be two green lights side by side with a red light that pulsated slowly. I set up an 8MP camera on a tripod and started recording. Sometimes it appeared that the green lights were on top with the red at the bottom and sometimes this orientation changed - but the changes were very slow and difficult to notice with the naked eye. Occasionally, the light would slowly drift to the south and then back to the north, returning approximately to its previous position. After 8 minutes of recording, the green light turned off leaving only what appeared to be a pair of red lights and the light appeared to slowly descend until it was obscured by the tree line and out of sight.
20 – 30 seconds later, my wife noticed a red light of similar intensity moving north, but it was obscured by trees and other houses so we could only see little bits until it was out of sight completely. The recording is blurry – as they always are – it’s difficult to focus at an object in the night sky through such a tiny viewfinder. The object appeared too steady to be a helicopter or any toy I’m familiar with. There was a light breeze, so I think that would have caused a balloon to move. No sounds from the object were detectable by me or my wife. I checked today – there are no towers or tall buildings in that direction, just 4 miles of residential neighborhoods and then wilderness for a hundred or so miles after that.
Just a really fun thing to see on New Years!
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))