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UFO Pioneer 'George Fawcett' Dead at 83 | UFO NEWS

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George Fawcett

Lincolnton UFO pioneer dead at 83

By Joe DePriest
www.charlotteobserver.com
1-23-13

      LINCOLNTON As a kid in Mount Airy, George Fawcett played basketball with Andy Griffith and got hooked on UFOs.

A 1944 newspaper article describing “mysterious balls of fire” spotted by American pilots over Germany during World War II sparked his imagination.

Fawcett went on to work as a YMCA director, textile employee, weekly newspaper manager and sandwich shop operator. A long-time resident of Lincolnton, he also became known as the UFO man.

His health had declined in recent years, and Fawcett died Saturday at age 83.

During more than 65 years of research, Fawcett wrote numerous articles about unidentified flying objects in such publications as Argosy, True and Flying Saucers Review. He taught a UFO course at Gaston College and investigated more than 1,200 UFO sightings, including 600 across the Carolinas. His 20,000-item Sauceriana Collection is at the International UFO Museum & Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico. . . .
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