by: Roger Marsh November 23, 2016
South Carolina witness at Goose Creek recalled a UFO encounter
from 1972 where the object appeared to be camouflaged
as a single engine aircraft, according to testimony
in Case 71468 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)
witness reporting database.
witness is a retired American Airlines international captain
with 27,000 hours of flight time.
have never seen any UFO outside of apparent satellites
in the air, the witness stated.But I have
seen a flying saucer. In the spring of 1972 I was working
as a surveyor on a huge cleared construction site in the
Goose Creek area of South Carolina. On a morning, I and
several other work mates, were standing in the middle
of the site. I noticed an object approaching in the sky
over a tree line. It was moving extremely slow. Way too
slow for and aircraft.
object moved very close to where the witness was standing.
it got within range for me to make out the profile of
the object, I realized it was a disc. When it got to just
about directly over me, I recognized that the disc was
a sky cobalt blue color on the bottom surface with a white
silhouette of a single engine aircraft of the bottom.
With no apparent protrusions or appendages. Just a blank
white silhouette. And no sound at all.
illustration. The witness said the object was a blue disc
with a white silhouette
of a single engine aircraft on the bottom. (Credit: MUFON)
witness quickly pointed this out to his fellow workers.
just laughed and said it was a white airplane. It was
not. It was a blue disc with a white silhouette of a single
engine aircraft on the bottom. Moving in a straight line
very slowly and with no sound. I have spent my entire
life around aircraft. I know what I saw and did not see.
The disc continued to the other tree line in a straight
line eventually out of sight. I estimate that the height
was about 3 400 feet.
witness firmly believes he saw a UFO.
I have been in the skies all over this planet, but have
never seen any unexplained UFO. But that day many years
ago I did. And I have freely professed this event
all my life. And I have drawn it countless times. It was
real. It was there. And it was a UFO which was obviously
camouflaged as a single engine aircraft.
Carolina Field Investigator Richard Zachary Harvin and
State Director Cheryl Ann Gilmore investigated this case
and closed it as an Unknown.
object was approximately 300 feet above the ground, and
appeared to be in the shape of a disc, direction of movement
was not given, Harvin and Gilmore wrote in their
report.The top of the object could not be seen.
The bottom was a cobalt blue color and blended into the
sky almost perfectly. As the object passed above him,
the witness could make out a silhouette of a single prop
white plane on the bottom surface. The silhouette showed
no details other than the outline of a plane could be
seen. The witness was very adamant that what he saw was
not any type of plane or aerial vehicle.
are several military installations within a few miles
of Goose Creek. (Credit: Google)
investigators interviewed the witness.
talking to the witness, I believe that there is no evidence
that this object is a natural phenomenon. A man-made object
cannot be ruled out, but in 1973, no known aircraft existed
that fits the description the witness provided. Due to
the low altitude and slow speed of the object, we can
rule out celestial bodies such as comets, meteors, or
satellites. Weather conditions cannot be verified due
to the fact the date is approximate. The witness did state
that the incident occurred around the beginning of March
in 1972. During the interview, the witness stated that
it was a very quiet, windless, clear day, with no clouds
or other aircraft in the area. The sighting took place
above a very large construction site. The terrain is very
flat and adjacent to a river. Several military installations
were within a few miles of site at the time of the sighting,
including an air force and naval base. The witness is
a college graduate, with a background in engineering.After
conducting the interview with the witness, our conclusion
is that what he observed during the sighting is no known
type of aerial vehicle. This was a unique sighting, and
with the witness background as a pilot, he seems to be
a very credible witness.