BY | February 19, 2012

Many experts have said that South Carolina UFO sightings may be a hoax and may have nothing to do with reality

Another UFO has been sighted. The US is a hotbed of UFO sightings and the latest has been now sighted in South Carolina. Residents saw a bluish light streaking in the night sky at about 2 in the morning and then saw it crash with an enormous explosion near Greenville, South Carolina.

Often the high-tech authorities (Air Force or NASA) have been known to conduct test flights of their uber-advanced planes and drones in far-flung areas which commoners mistake to be UFO sightings. But this incident is different as it was noticed by many residents of Greenville. The police around the area received more than 30 panicky calls from people who thought that an alien invasion was in progress.

The reports stated the enormous boom accompanied by a shaking and a blue light that lighted up a large swathe of the region at 2 in the morning. Many woke up when they felt the tremors, heard the boom or saw the dark vicinity light up with the strange blue lights.

Cindie Stubbs of Fountain Inn, was reported to have exclaimed, “I saw this big, bright light that made the sand almost sparkle. It was so bright, it scared me. I thought the aliens were coming.”

Another UFO was sighted by residents near Washington in 2011. That one had appeared with flashing blue and red lights, a sight more spectacular than this one and more mysterious. It was described by local resident named  local resident, Kathy Plamondon.

She said, “At first I thought it was a high firework through the tree branches. As I stepped out of my front door – facing east – to help load grandbabies in parents’ car, I saw that it was not going out or falling from the air, as fireworks would.”

The 2011 washington sighting was just corroborated by a vague video recording, unlike this recent sighting, that was call caught on security camera. All the reports were corroborated by Fox Carolina, the local media affiliate of Fox News of the region, that caught the whole blue boom on security camera.

The difference this time is that not only the common people, but the scientific community has also been perplexed and is coming out with its own deductions. The more rational explanation from scientists is a meteor crash.

Charles St. Lucas from the astronomy department at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville told Fox Carolina, It sounds like a typical bolide. This was kind of a rogue object — no way to predict it — and that makes it even more delightful.”

He explained, “A bolide is a meteor that comes in, heats up and this one broke apart into three or four pieces, and glowed a bright blue-white.”

The American Meteor Society describes bolides as a kind of fireball or astoundingly bright meteor that tend to explode before their landfall with a bright flash, similar to the blue one seen around Greenville. Dr St Lucas also informed that the blue light indicates the meteor, if it was one, might have been composed of copper or copper chloride. He also added that since it is a naturally occurring element, this cannot be ‘space junk’.

No one was injured in the blue-boom incident.

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  • william Galison

    The title of the article is “South Carolina UFO Sightings may be hoax”

    Mistaking a meteor for a UFO is not a hoax, just a mistake.

    The article also says “The more rational explanation from scientists is a meteor crash”

    The meteor explanation is not more “rational” as there nothing “irrational” about UFO’s. More appropriate word would be “conventional” or “mundane” (if a meteor can be called mundane).

    UFO’s are quite real, as any examination of the evidence will prove, though this object would appear to have been a meteor.