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
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.