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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/20/2020 22:00 (Entered as : 08/20/20 22:00)
Reported: 8/21/2020 9:17:37 AM 09:17
Posted: 8/27/2020
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
Shape: Circle
Duration: 1 hour
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Orange lit circles appearing over the ocean off of Pawleys Island, South Carolina

While sitting on the widows watch on top of our rental house we witnessed what appeared to be four military aircraft flying at a high altitude above us coming from W headed E NE. They continued to fly in the same direction for five minutes making a large sweeping circle until coming back headed directly W passing almost directly back over top of us.

About fifteen minutes after the military aircraft left our field of view the four of us observed two large orange circles appear in the sky to our ENE that stayed illuminated for roughly fifteen seconds. The two circles were side by side with one slightly higher than the other and almost appeared to be angled down to the ocean.

We waited and watched in the same direction to see if anything reappeared and we then noticed two military aircraft coming from our W again but this time traveling at the same altitude but at a much higher rate of speed. The two aircraft passed directly over top of us again and headed towards the ocean and started to veer ENE in the direction of where the two circles had appeared. While heading in that direction the two circles appeared again blocking out the light from the military aircraft.

We then continued watching the sky towards the E to see if we saw anything else. We continued watching for another half hour but never saw the circles again. We did witness the military aircraft making passes back and forth up and down the beach line, but well out over the ocean, and on one pass multiple other aircraft joined into the existing two aircraft. When we came off of the widows watch the military aircraft were still making passes up and down the beach line.

This same event has happened every night we have been here but this is the first night I have gotten to witness the event. It is never the same amount of lights and they appear in different spots in the sky for different durations. Another member of our party posted a report from earlier this week of their sighting. We have tried to debunk the lights as flares but the light never moves like a flare would in the sky.