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North Carolina witness recalls UFO ‘size of football field’

A North Carolina witness at Rocky Mount recalls an encounter with a silent, low flying UFO “the size of a football field,” according to testimony in Case 63995 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was on his way to work at 9:37 p.m. on October 27, 2010, when the object was first noticed just above the tree tops.

“The object was hovering and I turned off another road to get a better view of the object,” the witness stated. “I stopped in front of the object and viewed the object at 25 feet away.”

Although the witness was on time on his way to work, upon arriving he realized he was one hour late. Pictured: Rocky Mount, NC. (Credit: Google)
Although the witness was on time on his way to work, upon arriving he realized he was one hour late. Pictured: Rocky Mount, NC. (Credit: Google)

The witness described the object.

“It was a silver-gray object the size of a football field.”

The object then began to move.

“The object turned lights off and started moving slow, making no sound.”

The witness got back into his vehicle and followed the moving object for about two miles before it went out of sight.

“When I got to work I noticed I was one hour late and could not figure out why I was late – but I remember every detail. There is a burn mark on my legs and marks on my arms from that sighting. I have more details if you need them. They are real. For one thing I know the object was not man-made.”

Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the coastal plain of NC, population 57,477.

Rocky Mount is about 57 miles east of Raleigh, NC. (Credit: Google)
Rocky Mount is about 57 miles east of Raleigh, NC. (Credit: Google)

North Carolina is currently a UFO Alert Level 5 – with 0.72 sightings per million population based on MUFON February 2015 statistics. North Carolina received a total of seven UFO reports in February.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. I saw something very similar in December of 1988 when I was in Greensboro, N.C. It was roughly that size and it was strangely silent. I became a believer but have always remained silent but, I now need to know more about what has been and is here!

  2. I’m not a doubter and keep my mind open for most all things..but please people, PICTURES! Everyone carries a cell phone these days…there’s iittle excuse for not using it to photograph at times like these…and if you have residual burns, photograph those too. Worse case scenario no one believes they’re real, but at least you made “some” sort of effort that can potentially be analyzed. Otherwise, all skeptics are going to view your words as just that—–words.

  3. I saw the same thing in Md in the late 80s, as well. It was also treetop level, strangely quiet, although there was a slight humming sound. However, it was hovering over Andrew’s Airforce Base!!! Folks have said “oh it was the stealth bomber — I’ve seen that, and this was easily 3 or 4x larger. I exclaimed at the time when we saw it “it looks like a damn apt complex in the sky!!” My friends that were with me still remind me of when I screamed that out loud! Lol

    I’m not sure what it was, but I can say that to this day, I have yet to see another aircraft that is THAT large and flying THAT low and making hardly any noise at all!!

  4. I just saw the same damn thing outside of Boone N.C. on Friday. Hovering over the valley by seven devils. Dark black, with around a dozen lights underneath, size of a football field but thin. It looked like a gigantic iphone and then zipped off at an ungodly speed

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