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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/8/1982 18:00 (Entered as : 10/8/1982 18:00)
Reported: 7/17/2010 4:23:47 PM 16:23
Posted: 7/19/2010
Location: Weaverville, NC
Shape: Other
Duration: unknown
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams
Bell shaped UFO with lights hovering without sound.

Buncombe County, N.C.

It was 1982, I believe in October, and probably within a half hour before the sun went down. It was on 19-23 at the Jupiter-Barnardsville exit. The object was not obviously metal and did not reflect light and if I guessed how far off the ground it was I would think roughly 300 ft but no more, and the size was large and if it landed it would have likely took up the width of the median and both sides of the roadway.

It was bell shaped and the bottom of it had three lights (I believe 2 blue and 1 red) and shining down from the center was a single white beam of light that was uniform size from where it came out of the object all the way to the ground. The object was hovering without sound directly above a section of ground between Old Mars Hill Hwy and the ramp that takes vehicles from Jupiter Rd up to 19-23S with the light shining directly down between Old Mars Hill Hwy and the ramp. There was some dust or vapor that appeared to be moving inside the beam of light.

I might not have believed my eyes but there were cars pulled over on both sides of the highway and people were looking at it, the way I would have liked to, but my boyfriend who was driving was so scared he wouldn’t pull over and only slowed down enough to get a good look. I do not know how long it hovered there.

Even now, the guy who is now my ex-husband says that yes he saw something, there were cars pulled over and yes it scared the hell out of him.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))