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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/30/1966 21:00 (Entered as : ?/?/66 21:00)
Reported: 10/4/1997 07:36
Posted: 6/2/1998
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Shape: Light
Duration:15 min
Summary : bright orange round object first thought to be rising full moon

while on a night fishing trip in the summer of 1966, a friend and i saw what we thought to be the moon rising from behind a house on a hill across the lake from us. it was so big and orange that we talked about it and watched as it rose . but , then we noticed it was moving a bit faster than the moon should have been. it came up into full view and pass over a house sitting on a hill . it was now in full view and moving across the lake at about 400 to 500 feet above the water. we now knew it wasn't the moon and became afraid . we started packing our fishing gear and started to leave. we still watched the object as it moved slowly across the lake and turned as if to move to the lake.as we were leaving we heard what sounded like trees falling in the distance. we didn't hang around to see what was going on. the object was a large , round , dish , and was as bright orange as a rising new moon.it was about the size of a med. size house and made no sound at all. i have only told a few close friends about this, but as i get older ( i will be 50 in Nov. 97 ) i think about what we saw and think i should let others know. i know what i saw was real , but can't understand why everyone sees something different.