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Shelby, North Carolina, United States


It was a sunny day with white puffy clouds about with plenty of sunshine and blue sky. This was west and slightly north of Charlotte with winged aircraft---civilian in the sky.The object came from the south south west and was going north east. The busy Charlotte, NC airport was somewhat slightly south of its track.

Date Reported:

8/18/2013 7:22:28 PM

Sighting Time: 

3 to 4pm



No. of Witnesses: 



Between 3 to 5 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

As above ---Fat Cigar shape, no windows, no wings, no visible means of propulsion. The sun was bright that day and reflecting off the hull that was some sort of metal---solid, no wavering skin as in a weather balloon. I would say a "bronze" color.

Size of Object(s)

In comparing it to the winged aircraft, I would say it was comparable to the size of the airliners in the sky over the Charlotte airport. The body, that is. Guessing at least 1 inch between thumb and forefinger, maybe slightly more.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

I do not think that it was more than a mile away, and guessing 2 to 3,000 feet.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Shelby, NC is approx. 45 miles west of Charlotte. We were sitting on a dock that extended out into the water at least 30 feet. No obstructing view what so ever.

Full Description & Details

At first I could not believe that I was FINALLY seeing a UFO! I am former U.S. Air Force and a crew member on flight status. I immediately began eliminating what it was NOT! It was BELOW the clouds, so it could not be an object in space. I estimated it's height at about 2 to 3,000 feet. It was traveling SILENTLY, actually FLOATING through the air. Normal aircraft "fight" the air and I was seeing several winged aircraft in the area above and south of the object, i.e., near the Charlotte NC airport.

Those aircraft were not aware of its presence, evidently the Charlotte airport radar was not aware of it, and no evasive moves on the part of the winged aircraft were made.

It was CIGAR shaped,( when I was a student in the Florida Forest Ranger School, I remember the school Director revealing that he had seen s similar shaped object while he was in Alaska a number of years before.) with sunlight reflecting off its hull, revealing some sort of metal make up. No wings, no means of propulsion. When I say "floating" it was not going willy nilliy with the wind---it was on a definite track. There was no wind that warm summer day at all.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

No to blimps, weather balloons, satellites as noted above!

Witness Background

Medical Professional---Master's degree, both teaching and clinical backgrounds, with one side profession, as noted above.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I have had military, christian family members, and, as noted above, responsible individuals who had witnessed strange things in the sky. I was on duty one night in an Air Force base listening to radio chatter when they got real excited about "something flying over the base at a very high rate of speed. "Look at that dam thing go!!!" Did not try to scramble stand by jet after it, as it was there to be seen and then gone. This was an Air Defense Base with 101B Voodoo fighter-bombers. There were nuclear materials in a heavy fortified area on the ground.

Other Comments

I knew what I had been told by folks that I believed had seen unexplained objects in the sky. Until that day, I believed what I had been told by others, who had seen such. But after that day, I became a BELIEVER that we are being visited. In the above Forest Ranger School, we had a retired Air Force Navigator on B-52s, who reported sightings to us---he said that he never reported such to command, as they would place him, and the other crew members, on suspicion for such.

Reported Sighting? 


Reported To: 

Lady friend who later called my attention to a similar sighting of same object in the area north of Raleigh that same afternoon.

Your Location: 

Winston Salem, NC, USA