A coworker recently found a formerly classified report on Internet Archive about the sighting of an “Unexplained aerial object” over Wilson, NC. Yes, aliens visited Wilson at 4:38 pm, October 23rd, 1949. The UFO was described as “round, white and shiny,” but the the witness could not discern whether it was “disk shaped or spherical.” He did say that it was going fast, faster than the P38 fighter plane that was tailing it. This sighting was only two years after the weather balloon that carried a couple of aliens crashed in Roswell, NM. So maybe the round, white, speedy thing was looking for their comrades and misidentified a whirligig.