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UFO crashes, explodes in South Carolina

A mysterious bright light shot across the early morning sky at approximately 1:40 AM in South Carolina on Monday, February 13.

Fireball UFO over South Carolina. (Credit: Fox Carolina)
According to local Fox affiliate, Fox Carolina, this UFO disturbed many upstate South Carolina residents. Dispatchers in Spartanburg reportedly fielded dozens of 911 calls from concerned witnesses just before 2:00 AM. One witness who contacted Fox Carolina explained that she “saw lights, heard a boom, then heard a crash in the woods near her home.” She further explained, “It was like a giant spotlight, and it was only there for, like, four or five seconds.” The impact from the crashing UFO made her walls shake. Other witnesses saw the fireball zooming through the sky, and heard an explosion when it hit the ground.

Dr. Charles St. Lucas, Planetarium Director at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville, SC believes what witnesses saw Monday morning was a meteor. He opined, “It sounded like a typical bolide,” which is a brighter-than-usual meteor that has the appearance of a fireball flashing through the sky.

Bolide meteors are supposed to be rare, yet fireball UFOs have appeared in multiple states across the United States in the past year. But the South Carolina fireball UFO is different because of the explosion described by witnesses.

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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