NUFORC Sighting 117019

Occurred: 2015-01-20 21:00 Local
Reported: 2015-01-28 13:13 Pacific
Duration: 7-8 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Three Lighted Triangles Glide Quietly over Murrells Inlet Toward Myrtle Beach, SC

On Tuesday evening, Jan. 20th, 2015 at 9 PM, I walked out front to run an errand, and noticed movement coming from the southwest sky; there were 3 sets of lights approaching very slowly. At first I thought they might be military planes in close formation but as they got closer I realized there was absolutely no sound and they were traveling - more like gliding - much slower than conventional aircraft. The weather was perfectly clear and the night seemed remarkably quiet.

After about 1 minute, the formation passed directly over my driveway at an estimated altitude of 250 feet and each craft appeared to be the same size or a little larger than the wingspan of small private planes at that height.

I observed 3 dark triangle-shaped objects with red nose lights and smaller green & white lights on the side points. The shape of the objects was like a flattened triangle or boomerang as the distance between the green/white lights was very wide and approx. twice the span from the front to side. The red lights seemed unusually large and remained constant; the green & white lights blinked alternately.

I could not make out any detail on the bottom of the craft.

I ran into the house and grabbed my primitive camera phone, but could not capture anything but dark night sky. I watched the formation move off to the northeast, then jumped in my car and followed it for another 4-5 minutes until it eventually went out of view over Myrtle Beach.

It seemed to be following along the Highway 17 Bypass, and maintained the same steady speed for the entire sighting, which lasted 7-8 minutes.

Posted 2015-01-30

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