CURRENT CASES by T. David Spencer
LOG # 970501E: CE- 1, 06/07/96, Franklin, GA, at 19:45 hours EDT, 23:45 GMT, for 25 minutes. Index=25% Investigator: John C. Thompson
A man, his girlfriend, and the girlfriend's daughter were boating on the Chattahoochee River in the early evening. When they were near the Highway 27 Bridge, the daughter yelled at the other two. They turned around to see a silver, egg-shaped object the size of a VW “Beetle” sitting vertical, like “a goose egg,” about 50 feet over the river and 100 yards away. The water beneath was undisturbed.
They stopped their motor and watched as the object slowly rolled over to a horizontal position then turned 90 degrees clockwise at its center and began slowly moving eastward across the river bank and upward over the hill, toward Franklin. Moving only about ten miles-per-hour, it cleared a kudzu patch beside a pecan tree and narrowly missed a house. The three noticed several men laying sod on the bank overflown by the object, but none of the men looked up to notice the craft overhead.
After passing over Franklin, the object moved high in the sky, changed to a southwest heading back toward the witnesses, and continued in that direction until it was out of sight.
During the sighting, both small civilian and high-flying military and commercial planes were seen in the vicinity, but the FAA in Atlanta claimed no pilot reported anything unusual.
Reference for the above text is: MUFON UFO Journal, #355, November 1997, p. 18, MUFON log #970501E.
UFOCAT PRN – 127652
North America – United States, Georgia, Heard
Chattahoochee River Latitude 30-42-32 N, Longitude 084-51-50 W (D-M-S)
Franklin Latitude 33-16-39 N, Longitude 085-06-03 W
Franklin Bridge Latitude 33-16-40 N, Longitude 085-06-03 W
Note: Chattahoochee River flows into West Point Lake (reservoir) at Franklin. Highway 27 cuts through Franklin and across the Chattahoochee River.
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