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Occurred : 10/10/2007 20:10 (Entered as : 10/10/2007 20:10)
Reported: 5/14/2008 1:01:11 AM 01:01
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Starrsville (Covington), GA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:appx. 1 minute
Joint NUFORC-MUFON of Georgia Investigation-Fiery Sphere Shaped Object

Occurred : 10/10/2007 20:30 (Entered as : 10/10/07 20:05) Reported: 10/10/2007 7:03:58 PM 19:03 Posted: 11/28/2007 Location: Conyers, GA Shape: Unknown Duration: 1 hour _____________________________________________________________________________________ Craft seen falling and disappears into thin air.

Recap: This event was taken under investigation as a joint inquiry between NUFORC and MUFON of Georgia.

Thumbnail: (Please see original post in NUFORC data base). This NUFORC witness reports that after a short local trip in Conyers Georgia, that a number of aircraft were observed "hovering above the city". Said aircraft had the look of "fighter jets", with red, white and blue lights, were flying in pairs back and forth at staggered heights. Upon arriving at home, witness continued to watch and counted appx. ten aircraft. About 8:30PM, an "object" (not described by the witness) appeared traveling at a high speed downward as if to crash, but disappeared before it "left the skyline". Thereafter the aircraft began to clear away.

Earlier separate MUFON investigation in nearby Newton County/Covington/Starrsville area: On 10Oct07 at a few minutes after 8:00PM, a motorist in the Newton County Starrsville community (appx. 14.5 miles SE of Conyers, I-20 connecting the two vicinities) observed a fiery-like glowing orangish sphere shaped object just to the north side of Starrsville Rd., over the treetops at an unknown altitude and distance, but described as low and fairly close. Object appeared about the size of a baseball held at arms length, including it's surrounding aura-like glow, and was moving VERY slow in a westerly direction. The object seemed to have segments within, much like a science book illustration of a human brain. Witness also noticed appx. 10 aircraft circling the area. She reported it to a friend via phone, and upon arrival home contacted MUFON.

This investigator met with the MUFON witness in Covington Georgia on 15Oct07, conducted an interview and visited the event site.

Witness was found to be well educated, intelligent, and a long time productive resident of Newton County. Continued investigation consisted of the search for additional witnesses, contacting the local authorities, the Georgia Air National Guard, the FAA and so forth. No real progress was made toward a positive identification of what was observed.

Subsequently, this writer discovered the above NUFORC Conyers witness report which seemed to describe the same event as that of the MUFON witness from the Covington/Starrsville occurrence.

This writer contacted NUFORC Director Peter Davenport and a joint investigation was undertaken. This FI sent an email of explanation to the NUFORC witness, and also placed a phone call to the Conyers residence. The phone call reached an answering machine, and additional calls thereafter found a recorded message that the line had been disconnected. There was also no response to this writer's email.

We feel that an interview with NUFORC's Conyers witness is important to further the Covington/Starrsville investigation, as well as what was described in Conyers.

We think that the Conyers witness may have observed the Starrsville event from afar, perhaps from a high vantage point in Conyers that might give a good view toward Convington/Starrsville to the SE. However, until such time the Conyers witness might come forward we cannot be sure. Could there have been a second, separate, event in Conyers? We do not know.

Anyone with information regarding this matter can contact Georgia MUFON, State Director Tom Sheets, at If the Conyers witness reads this..........please contact us. There is nothing to fear. We would like to conduct an interview at your convenience, and your identity will be held strictly confidential. NUFORC and MUFON urges each Georgia citizen to help in the solution to one of mankind's most enduring mysteries......we can't do it without grass roots assistance. Thanks! Tom Sheets, Chief of Police (Retired), State Director, MUFON of Georgia

((NUFORC Note: We express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Tom Sheets, and to MUFON/Georgia, for their conducting the follow-up report, and for sharing the information they found with NUFORC. PD))