In a baffling turn of events, a military pilot found himself parachuting into a South Carolina backyard after his advanced fighter jet, an F-35 Lightning II, experienced a malfunction and went temporarily missing.

The bewildering incident unfolded over the weekend, leaving a trail of unanswered questions and an incredible tale of survival.

A Startling 911 Call: A Pilot Parachutes into a Backyard

The saga began when a North Charleston resident made a frantic 911 call, reporting an unexpected visitor in his backyard.

According to an audio recording released to AP News, the caller calmly informed the dispatcher that a pilot had just parachuted into his property and requested an ambulance. Little did he know that he was about to become part of a surreal chain of events.