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Occurred : 9/13/1974 21:00 (Entered as : 09/13/1974 21:00)
Reported: 4/28/2006 8:39:04 AM 08:39
Posted: 5/15/2006
Location: Columbia, SC
Shape: Disk
Duration:5 minutes
Columbia, South Carolina 1974 Sighting.

I spent 12 years in the U.S. Army. From 1973 to 1976 as an M.P. (Military Policeman) working undercover for the D.S.T. (Drug Suppression Team) C.I.D. (Criminal Investigation Division) in Germany. Basically, I traveled throughout Germany, wearing civilian clothes and pretending I was a former soldier that now resided in Germany dealing narcotics. My codenames were Porkchops or Frisco, depending on what part of Germany I was at. I went after what was known as the "Khaki Mafia" that originated in Vietnam. The perpetrators recognized me, because I was known to wear a black trenchcoat, sunglasses, dark clothes and at the time I was sporting a beard and mustache.

But, before this excitement took place, I was in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, in 1974 on a training exercise. One night, two other soldiers and I were in Columbia, South Carolina, checking out the sights and we looked in the sky and saw 6 glowing blue discs in formation. As we watched the UFOs dispersed in erratically zig zagging movements and disappeared quickly. The first thing that came out of one soldier’s mouth was ‘geese?’ We looked at him and said ‘no way!’.

That was my first time experiencing a UFO encounter and it stayed with me for a long, long time.