Huge 20,000 Item UFO Collection
Goes To Roswell Museum
From The Charlotte Observer
From Stig Agermose

LINCOLNTON -- For 12 years, UFO investigator George Fawcett tried to raise $5 million for a saucer-shaped museum in his home state, North Carolina -- a repository for his half-century of UFO collecting.
But with only about $100 in the pot, it was clearly time for another plan.
So his 20,000-item Sauceriana Collection has gone to the International UFO Museum & Research Center in Roswell, N.M. -- deep in the historical heart of UFO country.
"It's a mixed bag of emotions for me," says Fawcett, 68, a retired YMCA director, textile employee, weekly newspaper manager and sandwich shop operator. "But the good outweighs the bad. The Roswell museum is no fly-by-night thing. I'm happy to find a home for my collection. It's like a dream come true."
Fawcett was into UFOs way back in 1944 as a kid in Mount Airy, where he says he played basketball with Andy Griffith. He read a newspaper account of "mysterious balls of fire" that American pilots encountered in night flights over Germany during World War II.
"That was a curiosity sparker for me," Fawcett says. "It's been my magnificent obsession. I've had a passion for everything I've ever done."

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