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George Fawcett The UFO Man Dies

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:53:30 +0700 (GMT+07:00)
Archived: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:34:17 -0500
Subject: George Fawcett The UFO Man Dies

Source: MSN News

Thursday, January 24, 2013

George Fawcett, The UFO Man, Dies At Age 83

Fawcett investigated more than 1,200 UFO sightings and taught a
college course on the topic.

A longtime Lincolnton, N.C., resident known as the UFO man died Jan.
20 at age 83.

George Fawcett spent more than 65 years researching and writing
about UFOs, according to the Charlotte Observer


The Observer reported that Fawcett's articles were published by
Argosy, True Magazine and Flying Saucers, and that he taught a UFO
course at Gaston College in Dallas, N.C.

According to the Observer, Fawcett investigated more than 1,200 UFO
sightings and founded the North Carolina chapter of Mutual UFO
Network, a nonprofit organization that investigates reports of UFOs.

The Mutual UFO Network posted a tribute


to Fawcett after his death.

"The field of Ufology owes George a great debt of gratitude," the
tribute says. "Thank you George and may you rest in peace."

A 1985 article in the Los AngelesTimes


described how Fawcett became interested in UFOs at age 15 after
reading a news story about silver balls floating in the air that
were supposedly part of a Nazi plot to frighten the Allies.

In the article, Fawcett said "I'm not the Billy Graham of UFOs, I'm
more like the Curious George."

That curiosity made Fawcett not only an avid researcher, but also a
beloved figure around Lincolnton. The local pastor, the Rev. G.
Miles Smith, said in the Observer article that Fawcett "was gentle,
humorous and had a wide-ranging interest in the world and a love of
the world. He was just a sweet guy. A really genuine good man."

Terry W. Colvin
Ladphrao (Bangkok), Thailand
Pran Buri (Hua Hin), Thailand
[Terry's Fortean & "Work" itty-bitty site]

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