A North Carolina witness reports watching a silent “disc-like object” that “looked like a rusty copper penny on its side” with “a small bulge in the middle” as it moved from behind a cloud, according to August 31, 2011, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness had stepped outside to pick up her mail when the object was seen moving out of a “very large white cloud.”
“It did not bob, zigzag or emit any kind of lights or noise,” the witness stated. “It was completely silent.”
No town name was mentioned in the public portion of the MUFON report, which was filed on August 31, 2011. The events occurred on August 23, 2011. No photos or videos were included with the report.
Recent UFO coverage from North Carolina includes:
Silent triangle hovers low along North Carolina Highway 24 at Fayetteville
1978: Chevron-shaped UFO hovered 500 feet off ground near Rocky Point, NC
Huge star-like object rises from North Carolina wooded area
Second report of orange lights over North Carolina
Series of orange lights spotted over Charlotte, North Carolina
New witness saw triangle UFO ‘rise out of the ocean’
Red light reported 300 feet above North Carolina tree line
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Triangle UFO shines light on North Carolina witness from 300 feet
North Carolina is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. North Carolina had 6 reports in July 2011 – while California had 54 UFO reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.
The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If North Carolina MUFON State Director Steven White investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
NC, August 23, 2011 – disk like object came out from cloud and traveled into another cloud. MUFON Case # 31357.
Tuesday Aug. 23 2011.Beautiful clear day with large white clouds. Came out of my house and was walking down my sidewalk to pick up mail. I looked up to the northeast to see coming out of a very large white cloud an object that I could not recognize as anything I had seen before.
When I saw this thing I was absolutely stunned and I remember thinking, What is that!!!???. I continued down my sidewalk and as I got to my driveway I saw it as it was heading to the opposite cloud.(going west) It looked like a rusty copper penny on its side. It looked like it had a small bulge in its middle. It did not bob, zigzag or emit any kind of lights or noise. It was completely silent.
I could not fathom what I was seeing and did not know what to do. My husband and I have lived here for over 20 years and I have never seen anything like this in my life. I don’t know what it is but I do know what it is not. It is not an airplane. It had no wings,no tail,no lights,no sound,no trail of exhaust. It was not a bird. It was not a hot air balloon because we have had balloons land across the street from our house many years ago. I know what one sounds like.
I called the airport to see if anyone had sent up any kind of weather balloon and they had not. If ANYONE can tell me what this thing was/is I would certainly appreciate it. It was nothing I had EVER seen before in my life. Did someone send up some sort of balloon that looks like a ufo? I don’t know.
All I know is that this is consuming my thoughts and I just want to know what it is. I have always tried to have an open mind about these things and know that something is going on in the skies above us. I just don’t know what. I went out and bought a camera and intend to keep it with me at all times. I will probably never see anything like this again but I will keep looking.
Last thought…I did not see anything in the paper about this or hear in the news. Did anybody else see it and like me don’t know who to call without appearing like a nut??? Has anyone else seen anything like this object?