Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Large sphere covered with rods and many lights.
Size of Object(s)
Several stories in diameter.
Object(s) & Altitude
Altitude 800 to 1200 feet; closest distance 1/4 mile
Description of Area / Surroundings
Developing Suburban area interspersed with open fields.
Full Description & Details
One Summer evening in 1978 (exact date lost to
memory), when I was 9 years old, my father, mother
and sister and I were driving home from a trip to the
store via Middlebrook Pike. It was twilight as we
headed west toward the intersection of Weisgarber
Road and Middlebrook Pike.
As we approached the intersection, a large, brilliantly
lit craft caught our eyes. It was a slow moving oval
shaped craft which appears to be about four to five
stories in high and was only a couple of hundred feet in
altitude. As it approached from the Northwestern sky,
we could see that is had an incredibly bright light
shinning upward from the top of the craft like a spot
light. There also seemed to be steam coming from the
top. The light was so bright in fact that it left a bright
spot on the ceiling of clouds above.
As it came closer, we could also see that the craft was
covered with literally thousands of small lights of every
color which seemed to cycle through the color
spectrum. It had many long rods protruding from its
side which were also covered in these multicolored,
dynamic lights. Some of the rods seemed to be moving
while others seemed stationary.
I asked my father to stop the car so we could get out
and watch the craft, but he said no in a nervous voice I
was not used to hearing from him. We kept driving.
Traffic was heavy, and even slowed a bit because so
many commuters were distracted by the object. As
we continued our drive home, I did see a few cars pull
off the road and into the grass. I even saw one man
trying to take a picture of the craft with a camera as he
leaned on the roof of his car.
When we arrived home, my friends ran into my yard
and said, "you'll never guess what we saw."
I told them we had seen it too and they describe
the craft exactly. They said it came very low over the
neighborhood (Canby Hills Road) crossing Mountain
Creek Lane (a Cul-De-Sac) and headed slowly
Southeeast. They said it made absolutely no sound as
it drifted across the night sky.
For days, my friends and I watched the news hoping
to see a report about the incident. However, no report
Recently, it occurred to me that I could use the two
known points of sighting (1- Middlebrook
Pike/Weisgarber Rd and 2- Montain Creek Lane Cul-
De-Sac) to plot the possible flight path of the object.
After doing this I discovered an interesting possibility.
If the object flew in a straight line from the Northwest
as it appear to be doing, then it would have passed
directly over the restricted airspace of Oak Ridge
National Laboratories. Surely, such a sighting would
not have gone unnoticed over such a facility.
I know many people who still remember the event and
can describe it in equal detail.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
It s impossible to explain this as an aircraft, etc.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I knew nothing of them as I was nine years old.
Reported Sighting? Yes
Reported To: Internet boards only
Your Location: Myrtle Beach, SC