A South Carolina couple in Greenville County report being terrified after experiencing a "loud and continuous sound" that seemed to move toward them from a distance about 9:44 p.m. on March 12, 2013, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The couple was in their bedroom when they first heard the odd sounds.
"We heard a sound that started off sounding like rapid shot gun fire in the distance," the reporting witness stated. "It then continued and got louder and louder and turned into a popping rumblings jet and thunder type noise. It continued on and was so loud that it was alarming."
The husband went outside with a video camera and recorded the sound.
"My wife was so alarmed by it that she wanted to call the police. We immediately checked to see if there was something on the news about a plane crash, bomb or something like that. The sound was so loud and continuous that it was quite terrifying."
No images, videos or recordings were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on March 13, 2013. The couple asked that someone from MUFON contact them for the audio. Greenville County is included in the Greenville–Mauldin–Easley Metropolitan Statistical Area of South Carolina. Its county seat is the city of Greenville.
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South Carolina is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. South Carolina had 5 reports in February 2013 - the 23rd highest reporting state while California had 53 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.
The following is the unedited report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If South Carolina MUFON State Director Cheryl Ann Gilmore investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
March 12, 2013, 9:44 p.m., Greenville County, SC - Extremely loud rumbling poping noise from sky. Case 46178.
Last night at about 945 I was in my bedroom with my wife. We heard a sound that started off sounding like rapid shot gun fire in the distance. It then continued and got louder and louder and turned into a popping rumblings jet and thunder type noise. It continued on and was so loud that it was alarming. I went outside and took a video which only picked up sound. My wife was so alarm buy it that she wanted to call the police. We immediately checked to see if there was something on the news about a plane crash bomb or something like that. The sound was so loud a continuous that it was quite terrifying. You may call me at [Phone number removed/cms/tg] for recording or more info