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7389
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An encounter with a UFO on the campus of Lynchburg College in 1951 led Mt. Airy native George Fawcett to a lifetime study of this strange phenomenon. Fawcett, who now lives in Lincolnton, has lectured extensively, written hundreds of articles on UFO sightings, authored a book, and investigated over 3,000 alleged UFO incidents.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 5, Oct 2005, p124-126, 128-129, il, por Periodical Website
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23424
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Throughout Pitt County's history, people reported strange weather and things in the sky. In the years 1798, 1838, 1842, 1867, 1887, and 1919 the Tar River flooded tremendously. The largest of these floods was in November 1887, in which the Tar River Bridge almost floated away. In 1816, North Carolina experienced the \"year without a summer,\" at which time the snow and cold weather lasted through August. The Tar River froze over to the point that people walked and sometimes drove across it in 1857, 1893, and 1917. Great snows came to Pitt County in 1876 - 77, 1889, and 1902. In May 1901, F.C. Harding reported \"black hail\" near Ayden. In 1915, hail fell eight inches thick in downtown Greenville. A comet crossed the sky in September 1769, and Pitt County residents saw meteors in 1857, 1935, and 1934. An Aurora Borealis lit the sky September 2 - 4, 1859. UFOs allegedly flew over the County on: April 8, 1897; June 1897; April 11, 1950; July 27, 1967; and several times between 1973 and 1975.
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23346
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For many years there have been numerous published and verbal accounts of strange sightings in the Pitt County sky. As early as 1769 objects have been reported to have been seen around Pitt County. Several meteors have fallen throughout the years in Pitt County. As early as 1897 several people have reported seeing strange lights and unidentifiable objects in the sky.
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35775
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Encounters of the UFO kind were common in NC, the author revealed; in fact, NC was fourth in the nation for this phenomena. To explain the frequency, Smith suggested factors such as magnetic disturbances, geological faults, electrical generating plants and transmission lines, military bases, mountains and water. As for explanations of their presence, they range from scientific to spiritual. Included as additional support for their importance included statistics on the percentage of Americans who believe in UFOs, governmental organizations that study this phenomenon, and photos of sightings NASA has declared genuine.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 6, Oct 1979, p14-15, 54-55