The witness and friends were returning home at 12:15 a.m. on August 12, 2018.
“I noticed (what I believe is a military, stationary drone that flashes all kinds of colors) a stationary object that I’ve noticed for the past few months. But it was really active and bright and flashing very fast and with different colors. So, I stopped and at this time I was in my brother’s yard—he lives a few hundred yards from me. When I stopped, I could feel a presence and noticed something just above the illuminated yard from the yard light. It was making quick and short lines and turns and then it came down into the illuminated yard. And about three feet from hitting the ground, it slowed just enough for me to get a permanent illustration in my head of the shape and the same feel and visualization as a live object with a clear outline of it before shooting straight back up. And once above the illuminated yard it disappeared. I asked my friend, who was in the passenger seat, ‘did you see that?’ He said, ‘see what?’ and I said nothing. So, after a few seconds of gathering control of myself, we proceeded to my house and when we got out and started walking towards my house, it came down again. And so quickly we both ducked at the same time, because we thought we were going to be hit by it. But it changed direction and shot straight back up into the sky. This thing was about five to six feet long and two to three feet wide and had a dull, white glow and made no sounds and had no visual propulsion. And the second time, it came down between a palm tree and an oak tree that are nearly touching. I do not believe anyone can maneuver something that fast in such a tight area by remote control, and it wasn’t big enough for a man to be in it. I ran inside my house and told my wife what I saw and the next day I told my sister and her boyfriend. And described it as an egg or teardrop shape and I googled UFO on the Internet. And that’s when we saw the Navy jet encounter with the UFO and that’s exactly what it looks like.”
South Carolina MUFON Field Investigator Steven Schumpert and State Director Cheryl Ann Gilmore closed this case as an Unknown-Other.