Myrtle Beach is one of South Carolina’s most happening places and a favourite with students from chillier northern areas. Every school break has this beach resort pulsating with life and energy as thousands of teenagers and young adults party the night away.
Just two days ago (24 October 2012) a brother and sister from Myrtle Beach reported a quite different sort of pulsating rhythm – in the sky.The sister, who asked to be called only Miss X, was sitting outside her house gazing at the clear night sky when, around midnight, she saw something quite disturbing. She called her brother and together they witnessed lights pulsating in the sky.
“First, I saw something out of the corner of my eye. It looked like a reddish orangish ball of light in the sky,” explained Miss X, “but, when I looked at it directly it disappeared.” She continued studying the night sky, but then curiosity overcame her and she looked back to the location of the strange ball. To her amazement, there were now three big lights where before there had just been one.
“I got nervous so I yelled for my bother and he came outside. We watched the lights but after a few seconds they disappeared.” It was a bit like a fireworks display with a grand finale. Miss X’s brother added, “A single light appeared again, then there were six different lights in a row. The, poof, they all vanished.”
UFO sightings are not uncommon in the United States, as the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) will tell you. They keep a database of sightings by witnesses all around the country.As soon as the general public hear UFO, they immediately think of ET and Elliot, but many sightings of unidentified flying objects are later found to be planes flying off course, reflections on low clouds, and other perfectly terrestrial explanations.
The sighting by this brother and sister in South Carolina, though, defies explanation, at least not one based here on Earth. "I saw orange blinking lights" Miss X repeated, “First one, then three, then six. Then nothing.”
What could these possibly be? So far, no one has been able to come up with an explanation. This was at midnight, a time when few earthly planes are on the move. It was October, a time not known for impromptu fireworks displays, and the much-cited explanation for UFOs, that is weather balloons are more useful during the day.
The most intriguing, even disturbing thing about this sighting is that it was not the first time Miss X had seen these orangey balls in the sky. No, in her own words, “It’s the third time I’ve seen something like this in the last seven months.” How unusual is that?
The witness did not include any photos in his or her MUFON report.