Out There Somewhere
UFO display in Sardis follows close encounter
by: George Eskola
Posted: Apr 28, 2023 / 06:32 PM EDT
SARDIS, Ga. (WJBF) – This is not a scene from a Sci-Fi movie…it’s Danny’s Nelson’s yard in Sardis, where he has his own Area 51.
“I put these things together…that was really similar to the ship that I saw,” he said.
Yes, Danny’s UFO display was inspired in part by what he saw in the sky back in the 1980’s…
“I had been coming from work in Waynesboro one day and something looked about the length of a big jet airplane but it was cigar shaped, “he said.
Now that could prompt one to create this UFO display, but Danny says he had a closer encounter a few years later in Sardis.
“I’ve been in there and I have been examined and they’re very nice to me. I was elevated from the truck out,” Danny said.
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Danny says he had a face-to-face encounter with aliens.
They are gray, he says, not green. And they’re nice but curious.
“He said he’s not there to harm me. He wanted to do an examination, I was going to be probed,” Danny said.
Danny’s display is far out, the story seems far-fetched.
“This sounds crazy.”
“It does, it sounds crazy, but the crazy ones are going to be the ones who don’t believe,” he said.
Jack Johnson has known Danny for more than 40 years.
“Yes sir. I believe his story. He never lied to me, just because it does not sound real. It is real,” said Jack.
Area 51 in Sardis, Georgia.
“Yes sir, that’s exactly right. It sounds funny, it sounds crazy. People got to realize there’s something out there,” he said.
And this display qualifies.
Out There Somewhere in Sardis, George Eskola WJBF NewsChannel 6. (https://www.wjbf.com/news/out-there-somewhere/ufo-display-in-sardis-follows-close-encounter/)
In 1969, Jimmy Carter saw a UFO in Georgia. Here’s what happened.
By Shannen Sharpe
Published March 23, 2023
COLUMBUS, Ga. – President Jimmy Carter was convinced he saw an unidentified flying object (UFO) in 1969. He didn’t file a report until 1973 when an agency called the International UFO Bureau sent him a form to fill out.
According to the form on file at The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, President Carter filled it out by hand when he was serving as governor. A second agency, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), had a similar form with typed responses dated the same as the one filled out by Mr. Carter on September 18, 1973.
Where did Jimmy Carter see a UFO?
The president wrote he made the observation in the small South Georgia town of Leary, about an hour and a half south of Columbus. In both forms, he wrote that 10 other members of the Leary Georgia Lions Club also saw the UFO. It was shortly after dark, around 7:15 p.m. he wrote they were waiting for a meeting that was set to begin at 7:30 p.m. when the bright object caught their attention.
What did he see?
In both sighting forms, the president didn’t provide a definitive answer as to what he believed he saw. He described an anomalous ball of light that changed size, brightness, and color over a period of 10–12 minutes. He didn’t hear anything coming from it, no whirl of a helicopter or buzz of an engine.
As for the location in the sky, he says stars were visible but not the sun and moon. The object was approximately 30° above the horizon. He wrote, “[it was] about the same as moon, maybe a little smaller. [The object] varied from brighter/larger than [a] planet to [the] apparent size of [the] moon.”
It was difficult for Mr. Carter to describe the proximity of the object, writing it was as close as 300 yards at times and as far as 1,000 yards at others. The UFO was self-luminous. In the president’s own words, “[The object] seemed to move toward us from a distance, stopped-moved partially away-returned, then departed. Bluish at first, then reddish, luminous, not solid.” After nearly 15 minutes, the president said the object “moved to a distance, then disappeared.”
2007 interview about UFO sighting
The president spoke about the UFO and what he learned while serving as Commander in Chief during a 2007 interview with the podcast “The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe.”
After nearly four decades at the time, Mr. Carter still wasn’t sure what he thought he saw. He did mention the large military base nearby at Fort Benning. He told the podcasters most of the witnesses that evening back in 1969 believed it to be some device being tested. However, the president said he’d never been able to assess exactly what it might’ve been.
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
“I have never thought there was any extraterrestrial involvement but surmised that it was some kind of military balloon or other device from nearby Fort Benning … ” JC, A Full Life, p. 197
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In October of 1969, Jimmy Carter @CarterLibrary experienced a UFO sighting in Leary, Georgia. In this singular Dispatch by @JamesCalemine we travel back to that night.
The podcasters asked the president whether he pursued the government’s knowledge of UFOs during his time in office. Mr. Carter said, “I can’t respond to that.”
When the hosts pressed by asking whether the government is hiding information about UFOs, the president said, “So far as I know, they’re not hiding information.”
Carter’s education lends further credibility to his reports. In his official bio on the Carter Center’s website, it says he attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. Mr. Carter took graduate work at Union College in reactor technology and nuclear physics in Schenectady, New York while on assignment for the Navy’s nuclear submarine program.