I have tried to figure out what it was that we saw here, and my only guess is some
kind of elaborate signal flare. Maybe you can solve this?
It was seen some years ago very late at night looking south out over the ocean just off
of central South Carolina. Three of us saw it. It was a spiral design in the night sky and
appeared to hover for some minutes and must have gone way up into the sky.
It was not bright, but like a dull wavy light. A few minutes and it was gone, and
none of us had ever seen anything like it before. Could not tell how close we were to it.