12/18/08 Georgetown, SC Search for downed plane blamed on meteor shower.At approximately 20:00 on Dec. 18, 2008 I heard loud jet roar over house which is very unusual in this vicinity, especially at night. I went outside to investigate and saw what I am positive was a military fighter jet (I am ex-U.S. Air Force) flying fast, low to ground and making very tight turns. The jet kept circling for approximately 45 minutes over vicinity of Sampit (10 miles from Georgetown). I would guess that jet was flying no higher than 2000 ft., which I thought was very strange. I saw no other aircraft or other objects in the sky. Partly cloudy weather, 60 degrees, no precip, light wind.I would not have reported this activity if I had not seen 2 reports the next day at:www.myrtlebeachonline.com Titled, "Falling bright lights puzzle state officials," and "Reports of downed plane linked to meteor shower.".