actual photo taken by a witness of the event
On the afternoon of November 28, 2006, according to the Fire and Police Chief “several credible witnesses” stated that they saw “something shiny and bright crash into a wooded area directly behind the Pratt & Whitney plant just off US 80 (Macon Rd)” Scores of police, fire and at least one FAA official raced to the scene. (This account can be seen on the WTVM Channel 9 Columbus, Georgia website) The “search” was joined by “personnel” from Fort Benning, Georgia, the Georgia State Patrol and several “unidentified” personnel.”According to the officials, “…after searching for over 5 hours (including the use of helicopters) NOTHING was found”. In addition, the fire chief made a statement to a local news crew (on film) that…”sometimes people see what they think is something and it really is nothing….”
Several large tractor trailers were seen going into the area which had been contained by police. According to the local press, the witnesses (which are suppose to have been “interviewed” by the local Police on Wednesday the next day) all stated that something “crashed” and it appeared to be a shiny object traveling at high speed. Interestingly, the police, fire and FAA official stated on the next day that “neither the local Columbus Metropolitan Airport or Fort Benning Lawson Army Airfield radar had shown NO sign of ANY craft or object on radar at the supposed time of impact.
BUT I spoke to the head weather reporter for a local TV station who told me that his station has their OWN RADAR and they showed “something” striking the area at the approximate time given. I and another professional educator (both hold PhD’s) were traveling next to the Columbus Metro Airport at 1 PM the next day when we both saw a completely unmarked, white 727 aircraft.
As the plane taxied by us no more than 100 feet away my companion’s vehicle, lost all power, all gauges went dead, power steering, engine, everything and we glided to a stop. We both exited the vehicle thinking something mechanically major had gone wrong with his vehicle. At that moment the plane began to slowly pass us as it was taxing from the main runway. I picked up my cell phone to call a mechanic and found my cell phone to be dead. My companion’s cell phone was also dead. We both watched the plane as it went by us. Both of us are veterans and have traveled MANY times on 727’s. Almost at the same moment, we both spoke because we noticed that the plane had no markings of any kind…no tail numbers, nothing. The plane had a strange finish and almost looked (excuse the obvious pun) whitewashed. When the plane got about 100 feet from us, my companions car restarted with no apparent reason, or damage of any kind. In addition, both my and my companion’s cell phone came back on.
We are both academic professors and are empiricists. We have NEVER been involved in ANY such thing before. I immediately attempted to call the airport to inquire about the plane. I was connected (I don’t know why to this number) the fire/police crash station. I started to ask the man who answered about the plane. He rudely cut me off and stated, “that is a private plane, thank you” and hung up. Approximately 30 minutes later I called CSG Aviation and a young woman answered and I inquired about the plane. She told me “that was a government plane” I asked how she knew that and she said that “It had picked up SOMETHING which it loaded into its rear section and it also refueled, a man in a coat and tie came from the plane and PAID for the fuel with a credit card which had US Treasury and an account number on it.” She said that’s how she knew it was a “government plane”.
An additional call to the Airport admin office confused me further. At that time I was now told that, ” I was mistaken, that NO PLANE, much less a 727, had landed or taken off during the time period I gave”. When my wife got home, I told her of my encounter and SHE INFORMED ME about the “crash” the day before. I had not been feeling well and had not read the paper or seen the news.
I am trying to get the “witnesses statements” from the police. I FIRMLY believe that SOMETHING WAS FOUND AND RECOVERED and that it was taken from Columbus the next day in the STRANGE and unexplained “ghost plane” my friend and I saw. We have a huge military base here with its own airport. Logic states that if this was something military, they would of taken it to Fort Benning. I was also told that during the same period that “debris” was reported striking areas around Montgomery, Alabama which is 100 miles from here ((NUFORC Note: We have spoken via telephone with the source of this report, and he impressed us with his sincerity).
: Again, we hate to beat a dead horse but, Columbus, Georgia is a mere 15-18 miles from Valley and LaGrange, Georgia which are seemingly becoming a “hot spot” for UFO(and other types) of paranormal activities. Could Ft. Benning, Georgia which borders Columbus, Georgia have something to do with it? Could some type of military testing of secret aircraft be going on at Lawson Field there? Secret hanger? Will we ever know? We’d be interested in hearing your input. If you were a first hand witness to the above story, then please chime in. We’ll keep everything you tell us in the strictest confidence.
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