Low Flying Cigar-Shaped UFO Reported
Cigar UFO at treetops reported by South Carolina firefighter!
By Roger Marsh,
The object moved slowly over a nearby field and seemed to be moving at a rate of speed that suggested it was going to land.
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A South Carolina firefighter responding to a call at 1:23 a.m. on January 12, 2012, reports watching a "very large, slow moving, cigar-shaped craft" just above the treetops and less than 400 feet away, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness described the silent object.
"The sky was clear and the moon was almost full, so when I grabbed my night vision gen3 monocle it was hard to see the craft clearly, but I could see no wings - only the fuselage," the witness stated. "The body of the craft or fuselage was abnormally long and appeared to be at least twice the length of any aircraft I've ever seen and I've dealt with many different aircraft as I was once in the USAFs Crash Rescue Team."
The witness described the object's lighting.
"It did not have standard aircraft light markings. Its lights seemed backwards. The red blinking/pulsating light was on the front and it had two white, dimmer lights on the rear."
The object moved away from the witness.
"Within a minute it was across my yard and into a very large, open field area and as I left my house enroute to the emergency call I looked to my left across the field and it was gone. It should have been very visible at the slow speed it traveled, which was almost a hover or landing speed."
The witness is very familiar with many types of aircraft and did not recognize this object.
"I have seen many military aircraft over the years and Emergency Medical Life Flights come over my house very low, but nothing like this, and you can hear them for miles. This thing was silent. Also no other aircraft in the area."
No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on January 12, 2012. No town name was mentioned in the public portion of the report. The above quotes were edited for clarity.