NUFORC Sighting 13769

Occurred: 2000-08-08 22:00 Local
Reported: 2000-08-12 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 2 hours
No of observers: 40

Location: Garden City, SC, USA

Shape: Orb

Orange balls of light over the ocean fading in and out

We were spending the week at the beach. On the second night, we noticed an orange orb of light out over the ocean but high enough to be a foot over the rooftops of the houses in front of ours. The lights were an orange color and were about the size of a street light. The sky would be dark, and all of a sudden, the light would just turn on instantly just like a car headlight. Only this was maybe 2 miles out over the ocean and were way too high in the sky to be confused for a boat on the horizon or a flare. The light would turn on, and start to dim and fade out. It would be dark again, and a few minutes would pass and all of the sudden it would turn on again, and begin to fade out again. We managed to capture this on video the second night with houses in front of us along with cars going by just to prove it was real. At one time, two lights would turn on at once and begin to fade out. I ruled it out that these could be natural occuring phenomon because there had to be thought behind it. There was a pattern that would keep occuring. The way the would light up one right after the other and fade out definitly showed that this could not have been any kind of ball lightning(no clouds) or a flare because a flare would be much brighter and would move. These lights never moved farther than a foot to the left or right. And every night, you could expect them to be in the same position. We could basically time them and know exactly what time they would occur.

Posted 2000-08-19

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