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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1978 21:00 (Entered as : 06/01/78 2100)
Reported: 10/5/2000 09:30
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Columbia, SC
Shape: Circle
Duration:15min
A large circular craft with many different colored lights blinking around it (like they were windows or lights on the craft).

The date is not acurate since I am reporting this from my childhood, about 22 years ago. On a clear night in the mid to late 70's, my brother and I observed a very large round strange craft with a rounded bottom and sharp circular edge and above that a row of various colored lights that seemed to light in circular fashion around the craft. It had a smaller circular top. We observed this object hovering over the tree line and were very disturbed by this since it was very different. I don't remember what happened afterwards; I think it slowly drifted away. At the same time (not sure if it was the same day) I was walking up some stairs and observed 2-3 bright spheres out the window making a pass over our house. NO sounds were ever made by any of these objects. I have heard other reports that these spheres have been seen entering and/or leaving a large craft like the one I described before. Any other reports of these incidents at the time?

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