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Mail your contribution to: ParaNet Information Service P.O. Box 172 Wheat Ridge, CO 80034-0172 ParaNet(sm): Freedom of Information for a better world! (C) 1991 ParaNet(sm) Information Service. All Rights Reserved. **************************************************************** ParaNet File Number: 00102 DATE OF UPLOAD: August 8, 1989 ORIGIN OF UPLOAD: ParaNet Alpha CONTRIBUTED BY: G. Reyna, Jr. /ParaNet Contributor ======================================================== ************************************************************* UFO sighted in North Charleston, SC. July 16,1989 ************************************************************* As the following newsprint explains, an eerie UFO was sighted in N. Charleston, SC. What makes this more interesting, I think is the sighting is only quarter mile or less away from the FAA tower and from the Charleston Air Force Base. The reported UFO is/was "huge" according to witnesses. Many people here are aware of the C-5 air transport aircraft flying into Charleston air base as well as commerical carriers into Charleston. This was also the week of the stealth bomber in the news, proving itself. Weather here was scatter showers and high winds were reported, causing some damage that weekend. The following text is devived from The News and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina. Monaday, July 17,1989 ------------------------------------------------------------- Witnesses "just froze" as eerie form flew by ------------------------------------------------------------- "What the hell was that?" It was a dark, shapeless object about 300 to 500 feet long, and fiery white and yellow sparks wrere shooting out of what seemed to be its tail end. Its front end appeared to be glowing. It didn't have any other lights or windows. It was about 1,500 feet in the air, moving slowly, and had just passed soundlessly above them from north tp south. It was just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, and none of the six other people standing in the Burnside Dodge parking lot near Rivers Avenue and Remount Road could answer Bessie Arbel's question. Warren Richey, a retired naval chief quartermaster who works as a security guard at the car lot, rushed to the phone and called North Charleston police, Charleston Air Force Base and the control tower atCharleston International Airport. To his surprise, no one he talked to had seen or heard about this thing they just saw. About 1 1/2hours later, he called the control tower back, and this time the air traffic controller on duty said some polits on a plane travelling 20,000 feet above Columbia had reported seeing the enormous, dark object break into three pieces just above them. One of the pieces, they said, headed toward Charleston. "It was a monstrous lookingthing," Mrs. Arbel said late Sunday. "We just froze. It was coming right down the railroad tracks" that run parallel to Rivers Avenue, she said. "What it is ... what is was, you make up your mind about it," said Richey. "The more we got to talking about it, the more question we had." Jim Pierce, the Federal Avaiation Administration supervisor at the Charleston airport tower, said that although the controller on duty early Sunday didn't see anything, he did receive numerous reports of UFO sighting about 1:30 a.m., some of which came as far away as Tybee Island near Savannah, Ga. Capt. Rhonda Lustig, a spokesman for Charleston Air Force Base, said "numerous" calls from the Remount Road area to West Ashley were received by base operations from 1:35 a.m. to 1:45 a.m., but no threatening or unidentified objects showed up on their radar systems. Officals at the Columbia airport and North Charleston police said they didn't receive any reports of unidentified objects at the time, but an officer withthe Tybee Island police department confirmed that a fellow officer saw something as he was driving to the police station about 2:00 a.m. Sunday. According to the Officer Charles Lanier, Sgt. Clyde Alley saw something that looked like a shooting star. He said he'd never seen anything like it before ... it wasn't travelling fast, and it looked like things were falling off of it." Alley wasn't available for comment Sunday night. Neither was the air traffic controller on night duty or the others who stood in the North Area parking lot with Bessie Arbel. Meanwhile, Bessie Arbel questions remains unanswered, but she may have come up with the most plausible response herself. "I've seen all kinds of planes and helicopters out here," she said of her Midlands Park neighborhood, which is near the Air Force Base's runways. "We were joking about it later, and I said it must have been that stealth bomber." FINIS interested reader - G. Reyna Jr.


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