A North Carolina witness in the Yanceyville-Blanch area reported not being afraid while watching a large, low flying, disc-shaped UFO because it was moving away, according to March 6, 2014, testimony in Case 54491 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was outside with the family dog and watching the night sky when the object was first seen about 10:30 p.m. on January 15, 2014.
"It came from the right side of the house as I was facing west," the witness stated. "It was so large I saw it immediately with peripheral vision and turned slightly to my right to see it track rapidly toward the west."
The witness described the object's movement.
"Movement was rapid but slow enough for me to get a good look to see defined edges; that it was oval from my vantage point and that it looked like it had clouds inside. I realized it was probably reflecting ground lights instead. There was no question that it was a disk of some sort. The sky was crystal clear with stars."
The witness thought that the object had a known destination in mind.
"It appeared to have a specific destination, not like some I've seen at a distance in multiples that change directions and altitudes and stay in the same general part of the sky before disappearing. I waited for another 10 minutes to see if it would change direction and come back, but it didn't. It disappeared over the woods without ever changing altitude."
The object was originally close enough that the witness could see its color.
"It had a strange dull, gray glow, which color is almost impossible to describe."
The object moved away from the witness.
"I wasn't afraid - probably because it kept going - but instead felt a sense of awe over it being so huge and so close. I haven't been able to get it out of my mind so thought I should report it."
Yanceyville is the county seat of Caswell County, NC, population 2,091. North Carolina has a current UFO Alert Rating of 4 with a higher than average number of recent reports nationally. North Carolina had 12 UFO reports in February 2014 - the 11th highest reporting state - while California had 59 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
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