In July or August, 1972 at 9:30 p.m. businessman Robert P.
Sartin, who lives near the Lake
Norman Airport and Duke Power Plants 150 high Cowans Ford
Dam spotted a UFO. His attention
to the UFO came when he heard children fishing from a nearby
pier, who were shouting about an object in the sky. Four
other persons became witness to the UFO, which was seen about
four miles East of the Marshall Steam Plant near Terrell. The
UFO, appeared to be about the size of a basketball court and
had a thickness, half its width. The object looked like one
saucer inverted on top of another and had a row of flashing
windows through its middle. It had red, white and yellow
lighted windows and hovered in the area overhead for about 10
minutes, before it flew sideways, then moved up and away at
an unbelievable speed as it disappeared in the sky.