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UFOs confuse South Carolina residents

UFO over South Carolina. (Credit: Joe Kiernan/NewsChannel 15)

Multiple residents along South Carolina’s Grand Strand recently observed UFOs in the sky.

WPDE NewsChannel 15 recently aired a story about a July 18 sighting by Longs, SC resident Joe Kiernan. He told NewsChannel 15 that he observed strange flashing lights in the night sky for more than three hours. He explains that these UFOs “did climbs, they went to altitudes, they changed directions that are beyond physics. It’s just not possible.”

After the story aired, other witnesses contacted NewsChannel 15. The station interviewed witness Bill Barrett after he posted on the NewsChannel 15 Facebook page. After explaining that the lights he saw made no sense to him, he stated, “If there’s something out there or it’s a military type situation, who knows? But it makes you scratch your head that’s for sure.”

MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) reports indicate that several others saw the same strange lights. According to one witness report, these lights “were coming from many directions and in many formations.” The flashing lights reportedly occurred in many “different sequences of flashes.” Orange spheres and white, twinkling lights were both described by witnesses.

NewsChannel 15 reports that the Federal Aviation Administration says “none of its pilots reported anything strange in the air that night,” and nearby Shaw Air Force Base was not conducting training missions along the coast that night. Witnesses and officials have no idea what the lights were, but some witnesses say that the July 18 sighting was not the first time they have observed these lights in the sky, and some have even seen the lights since.

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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