Was it a meteor, the military or a UFO? A Lexington family is trying to figure out the origin of an unusual light they saw near North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last week.

"It looked like a car light up in the sky," said Tracy House. "It was yellow."

The family first noticed the light September 5 over the Atlantic Ocean.


Josh house and his sister, Tracy called the Coast Guard, thinking someone was stranded... and ran to the water's edge.

The coast guard says it was probably a meteor shower

Even grandfather Buzzy House, the family skeptic, doesn't buy that explanation.

"I don't believe in flying saucers and ghosts and stuff like this," said Buzzy. "I still don't. But I did see the lights."

North Myrtle Beach police told the family the lights were likely caused by jets from Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C., performing military maneuvers.

Comment: Wouldn't they have heard the jets?

According to the North Carolina president of MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, it could have been something more "interplanetary."

"There is a marked increase in sightings and personally, in my opinion only, I think we're getting ready for some event," said Jim Sutton, MUFON North Carolina president.

"Whether it be UFO's or military, either way, it's interesting to me as to why, who, and what's the whole purpose behind it," said Josh House.