A man who lives in rural Williamsburg County has gone viral after he was interviewed about an unmanned F-35 jet crashing right nearby his home.

72-year-old Randolph White retired from his job at a paper mill in Georgetown 10 years ago. He and his wife live in a very rural area of Williamsburg County.

“It’s nice and quiet and peaceful. And I don’t have to worry about people close up tight you know, I like space,” he said.

It was peaceful, until Sunday afternoon.

“I was in the bathroom, taking a shave, and I heard a screeching. Between a screech and a whistle," he said, before demonstrating what it sounded like.

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"I said, what in the world is this? And I heard a boom! Then my whole house shook."

He didn't think anything of it being a plane at the time, but didn't call anybody.

“The first thought that came to me… I said well, did a meteorite come from outer space or something? And I said, well if it was an airplane it needs to be reported because that thing was flying just too low. I didn’t give it any other thought. I knew it was low because my house is pretty solid, and it shook,” White said.

He said it wasn't until Monday when there were helicopters flying around.

“Somebody must have robbed a bank,” he thought. “Killed some people or whatever. So, I walked up there, and they told me it was about the plane.”

The area has been locked down by the government officials investigating. “No Trespassing. This area has been designated a National Defense Area.”

“Just through the grace of God, nobody didn’t get hurt,” said White. “Because there’s a church right up there, about a half mile.”

So far, there's no reason for the incident, but officials are calling it a "mishap."

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