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MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- One Myrtle Beach business owner who had a close encounter of the third kind is sharing his story with the world.

Gary Travis sent a video to WMBF News back in 2011, of several strange orbs he spotted off the coast.

"I'd never seen anything like it," Travis said during a 2011 interview with WMBF News, "not in my experience."

The report on WMBF News went viral, and continues to be one of the station's most viewed stories. You can read the original report here.

Travis's has witnessed UFOs five times as a pilot. Now, he's featured in a Science Channel special, Uncovering Aliens.

"Next thing I know, this British Studio's calling me up and asks me to be on our show," Travis told WMBF News Thursday.

According to the National UFO Reporting Center, there's nearly 1,200 reports of UFO sightings in South Carolina, many of which are reported right in the Grand Strand.

Travis says he was happy to share his experience with the Science Channel, and that more people who have witnessed unexplained phenomena should share what they've witnessed.

"I'm not going to be a guy that's going to tell you alien spacecraft, I don't have any proof of that," Travis said. "But, it would be fun to think something like that might happen."

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