OBLONG UFO LANDS ON WATER
by John F.
Moore, 14-years-old, was fishing with friends near Newberry, South Carolina,
when he saw a large
cigar-shaped UFO land on the water The sighting took place around
10:30 p.m. on July 15, 1981. The weather was excellent, with a clear sky and
a temperature of 75 degrees.
his friends had been fishing that day, but with very little luck. They had
only a few fish to show for their efforts and were on their cots for a rest.
Carl decided to go down to the boat ramp and check his trout lines; so he was
alone when he observed the UFO.
UFO hovered over water
The UFO was
a 30-foot-long glowing silver-white cigar-shaped thing. It was flying very
slowly over the water, perhaps 20-25 m.p.h. He said it slowly settled on the
surface of the water causing steam to rise around it. After about 3 minutes
it rose slightly and hovered about one foot above the surface. Suddenly, it
shot skyward, rising vertically until it was out of sight Carl described the
speed as "faaast!," claiming the UFO went
from the hovering position to more than 250 m.p.h. in an instant .
The UFO was
larger than a standard-sized automobile, without windows or doors. It was
covered with small whitish-blue lights. These lights kept flickering back and
forth as long as the object was in sight. When the UFO landed on the surface
of the water it was less than 50 feet from Carl.
described his feelings during the sighting as "quite disturbed," but
he was able to "keep his cool" and observe the whole event. Because
his friends were asleep on their cots he felt that no one would believe his
experience but when he heard about Project VISIT in Friendswood, Texas, he
felt compelled to make a report.
This reference: The MUFON Journal, #178, December 1982,
With Thanks to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO DATABASE, see http://www.larryhatch.net
UFOCAT PRN – 118040
UFOCAT URN – 118040 The MUFON Journal, #178, December
1982, p. 11 (Above)
UFOCAT URN – 167846 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry
Hatch, # 14236 © 2002
North America – United States, South Carolina, Newberry
34-16-28 N, Longitude 81-37-08 W (D-M-S)
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States
of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the
U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington D.C., 1990
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 34.28 N, Longitude 81.62