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Around midnight on September 14, 1977 Command Sergeant Major James Norton had an experience he will never forget. In fact he claims to have something buried on his property to prove the experience.

It was a routine exercise at the Fort Benning, Georgia range as the Army was testing a new weapon called Joint Attack Weapons System or JAWS for short. As the live fire started there suddenly appeared orbs in the sky. As more men started to notice; strange lasers could be seen as the orbs changed from one color to the next. The order to “cease fire” was given as helicopters entered the area and then a triangle shaped craft was seen entering the air space.

As if this wasn’t a strange enough tale on its own, it was only the beginning of James Norton’s remarkable encounter that night.

James Norton UFO evidence

Columnist: Paul Dale Roberts

John Vasquez, author of ‘Incident at Fort Benning’ contacted me and told me he has a reliable source of the incident at Fort Benning, Georgia. That reliable source is Command Sergeant Major James Norton, who is now stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama. James Norton was a buck sergeant (E-5) at the time when he witnessed an eerie encounter with UFOs and the military on September 14, 1977. He was sent to the range a little before midnight along with 12 to 1300 troops to perform live fire with their new weapons systems called JAWS (Joint Attack Weapons System). The Secretary of the Army at the time was actually at the range.

He remembers when they started the live fire and all of a sudden there were orbs in the night sky. The next thing he saw was lasers crisscrossing through the sky. The command of ‘cease fire’ was heard, because there was something down range. Military helicopters appeared out of nowhere. Explosions were heard. Orbs in the night sky were changing a variety of different colors. A triangle shaped UFO showed up. The soldiers around Norton were in shock.

After the incident many soldiers became ill. Every soldier was briefed that if they were to disclose any information from this night, they would be court martialed and sent to Leavenworth. When Norton obtained his medical records it disclosed that his illness was of unknown origin, his temperature was 104, he was placed in a steel tub for 2 days in ice water, to bring his temperature down.

He had a memory lapse or as we know it in UFO lore, it is also callled missing time. He could not remember how he was on the range and later found himself in the woods. There was a lot of time disorientation. During a hypnosis session, he learned he was abducted and taken aboard a craft. Medical experiments were conducted and samples were taken from his body.

After the incident two jets came in what were white washed, no numbers were on the jets. The jets were there to collect UFO crash site debris. This is the important part to read from this article:

Norton picked up a metallic piece from the crash site that has strange hieroglyphics on it. This metallic piece cannot be burned. A hacksaw will not cut it, if you bend it, it will go back to its original shape. Norton has this metallic piece BURIED AT HIS PROPERTY! Norton is willing and ready to show this evidence to some credible UFOlogists and to the media! Norton claims he has proof of UFOs being real, with this solid piece of evidence that he held onto since the incident!!

As I continued my interview with Norton, he told me the post was closed for a while after the incident. The military helicopters that were shot down during the incident, were never reported to the FAA. He was burned from a mysterious red substance from this incident. Norton is now stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama and describes how they experiment with biological and chemical substances on this base and something else is going on. There is UFO activity at this base, it seems that our military is test flying UFOs over the base. Norton has incredible night vision footage of UFOs of all colors taken on the base. He has footage of a UFO going from one horizon to another horizon in a mere 2 seconds. He has video footage of a triangle shaped UFO that hovers over the base, no sound being emitted. He has all of this video footage for any credible UFOlogist to review!

To contact James Norton, please contact me at 916 203 7503 and I will place you in direct contact with Norton via his cell phone.

Norton has the evidence, now it’s time to let the public know the TRUTH about UFOs, let’s see Norton’s evidence!

Source: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=203126

As many of you have noticed I’m quite skeptical of just about everything out of the ordinary. However, on occasion something comes along that catches my attention, this is one of those occasions.

If this is true and Sergeant Major Norton really has this piece of metal buried in what is seemingly his back yard….Well, I don’t have to tell you the impact it will have on the entire UFO world. An added twist is that it would seem the military is involved somehow. If not in some sort of relationship with Extraterrestrials then more believably being solely responsible for this technology.

Could it be that the Army wasn’t really testing JAWS but performing some sort of exercise involving the 2,000 plus oblivious soldiers on that range? Was JAWS just a cover story from the higher ups to get these men on the range that night? And for what? Reaction? Abduction? Stress? There are so many possibilities here.

Of course as a skeptic I have to also keep my feet planted firmly on the ground and try to look at this from a standpoint of logic. Did it really happen at all? Well, first James Norton claims to have video of UFOs doing amazing aerial maneuvers and if that’s not enough he also says he has physical evidence in the form of a piece of metal with strange hieroglyphs on it. On the other hand it’s a little too convenient to disregard the rest of the group of over 2,000 by saying they were threatened with court marshal. I mean it’s a bit of a stretch to assume that out of all those witnesses not one will come forward to corroborate the Sergeant Majors story. At least that we know of at the time of this article. Then we have James Norton himself. Wasn’t he threatened with a future of breaking big one into little ones at Leavenworth? Why him and why now? Is it that he feels enough time has passed to keep the DoD off his back? Why didn’t he hunt down some of these soldiers that were there that night to back his story? So many questions that are left unanswered.

At the end of the day I have come to a conclusion. I can’t just disregard this story as I would with most others. As I said before, on occasion a story comes along that requires more than a look and a shrug. This is one such story and I hope to be able to investigate it further.

  • Digicom

    @Openmind – Any chance of reconsidering? Some illustrative photos might be helpful to those of us who would like to try your method but are not quite sure what to look for…Thx.

  • OpenMind, I never used the term “wasting time”. Furthermore you misunderstand as I also didn’t say that this wasn’t something viable.

    there’s a difference between being “on call” and actually being on the job.

    Frankly you seem to be here just to tease as people ask you to grace us with your pictures. Do you have anything to add about the main subject?

  • Digicom

    @Scott McMann — I agree with your comment 100%. This purpose of a site like Ghost Theory is to foster the open exchange of ideas & resources. To withold information (including photographic evidence) seems to go against everything that this great site stands for…In other words, if you have something of relevance to the discussion at hand, either share it with the rest of us or don’t bring it up in the first place.

  • terry the censor

    @darkus wallett

    Your comment coming directly after mine is unintentinally hilarious.

  • terry the censor

    > If you were this guy and you know how easily evidence is made to disappear you’d be as cautious as he is.

    Come on, Scott, that it bull. Let’s pretend fringers do have the government confiscate their stuff from time to time: then why advertise you have such evidence, as this guy has done? If you and I had this evidence, we would absolutely want to present it to the media, to have it recorded, copied, sampled, tested, tasted, made into a hat, etc.

    But over and over and over again, fringers fail at Show & Tell: They tell but don’t show.

  • terry the censor

    > unintentinally

    Argh! A typo! The MIB are remote accessing my computer to produce typos in my comments so as to discredit my…er…comments.

  • terry the censor

    > Scott you are absolutely correct: No I am not going to show you my photos.

    Holy crap, I am right again!

    All tell, no show.

  • terry, while I would tend to agree 99.9% of the time, in this case I think it’s a different story.

    If I believed with every fiber of my being that my evidence was real and the implications of it, I would definitely hold onto it until such a time as I could safely present it. Now that’s just me but imagine that I am a former Sergeant Major for the US Army who may in fact be the arbitrators of this technology as well as my abductors? This presents a whole new set of problems. Aside from this guys obvious paranoia there is tremendous pressure involved. I mean, is this evidence a good thing or a bad thing? Will it change the world or mysteriously disappear/be misplaced at the “testing lab”?

    We an sit here and spout off all we want but we couldn’t even begin to fathom the gravity of the situation unless we were James Norton.

    Now, in case anyone decides to skip ahead here and there, I am in no way saying I think this is legitimate but I also have not seen it debunked and the story doesn’t raise the typical red fags that I’m used to seeing. That’s not to say I don’t see any yellow flags.

    As I said Terry, imagine you have a piece of what you consider an alien spacecraft and to add to it you have been abducted by either aliens or the Army playing some sort of God game. What do you do? Think it thru thoroughly before responding.


    Yes, I agree. I’m trying to be nice about it as OpenMind seems to be a nice person but as you said, why bring it up if you’re going to withhold?

  • Ex Para

    Should be easy enough to verify this story- start with the easy stuff. What unit was he assigned to in 1977 ? Who was in his chain of command ? Can he produce documentation that he was at Fort Benning during that time such as orders to the unit in question, PCS orders showing him leaving Ft. Benning etc ? Can other members of his unit verify he was there ? Ft. McClellan was inactivated years ago but is now used by Alabama National Guard units. Since his rank is shown as “Command” Sergeant Major, I would say that implies that he is Sergeant Major of one of the Guard’s subordinate commands, the OCS program at McClellan etc. – easy to check out. CSM is a pretty high profile position that doesn’t exist below battalion level so there has to be something out there about this guy. @ B Wilson makes a good point- was the weapon system mentioned even in existence at that time ?

  • Adrien

    I wonder if the “triangle shaped” UFO he mentioned might be the
    TR-3B aircraft….