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Occurred : 6/30/1955 21:00 (Entered as : Mid 1950's 21:00)
Reported: 4/7/2014 9:52:06 AM 09:52
Posted: 4/11/2014
Location: Morehead City, NC
Shape: Disk
Duration:5 minutes
Mid 1950's Saucer in North Carolina, Multiple Witnesses.

This sighting was reported to me by my mother (now deceased). It took place sometime during the mid-1950's most probably, as I remember her stating that my oldest sister was in the vehicle with her and my second oldest sister was a baby (she was born in 1954). She stated it was during the spring or summer, as her car windows were down at the time. She said it had just gotten dark outside.

My mother had been at the local hospital visiting my grandmother and was leaving to return home. The hospital was across a 2 lane street from the water (Bogue Sound) and on the other side of the sound is a small strip of beach which directly faces the Atlantic Ocean. Our beach runs east-west.

As she was backing out of her parking space she saw a round, saucer shaped craft approaching from the south (over the water). She stated it wasn't very high & made no sound (again, her windows were down at the time). It was low enough that she could easily make out round, what she called "portholes" around the periphery of the saucer. She stated there was yellowish/white light coming from the "portholes". Unsure whether it was actually windows of a sort she was seeing or if it could have been round lights? She stated it was moving slowly and silently. It was flying, again, from the southeast to the northwest, over the hospital.

Since it was basically following the same direction she would have to go to return home, she decided to try to follow it. She followed it as it flew over the treetops a couple of blocks and turned left to head west. She stated it also seemed to head in a more westerly direction, up the highway. As she reached her turnoff at 20th Street, she stated she lost sight of it heading west-northwest over the trees.

When she got home, she told my father about it but he advised her not to mention it to anyone or they would think she was crazy. She only ever told the family about it. However, a couple of days later, in our local newspaper, a local businessman who owned & operated a service station around 25th Street (5 blocks from where she last saw it) reported seeing it and described exactly the same thing she had seen, at almost the same time. He said it flew right over his service station.

I am going to tr to locate that newspaper article. If I can find it I will forward it to you.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))