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‘Massachusetts Sightings’

1638 or 1639: Charlton, Massachusetts Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: March 1638 or 1639 Sighting Time: Day/Night: evening Location: Muddy River near Charlton, Massachusetts Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: two or three hours No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): three yards square Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: John Winthrop, The History of New England from 1630 to 1649 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1853), 349-350. Summary/Description: Puritan James Everell and two others were stunned as they saw a luminous mass that hovered and returned over a three-hour period. Their boat was pulled upstream by the phenomenon. The settling… Read More

1950: Westminster Massachusetts Abduction

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: Fall 1950 Sighting Time: Day/Night: morning Location:  Westminster Massachusetts Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): 5 Entity Type: humanoid Entity Description: 2 ½ to 3-feet tall, gray skin, large oval shaped heads and huge black oval shaped eyes. They wore silvery white coveralls, which seemed to blend with the mist and bright light in the room. 5-feet tall and wore gray coveralls. Hynek Classification: CE-IV (Close Encounter IV) Abduction of the witness or other direct contact Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Raymond Fowler Summary/Description: 13-year old Betty Aho had left the house to play when she saw an object like a moon… Read More

1952: Salem, Massachusetts

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Project Blue Book #1501 Date: JULY 16, 1952 Sighting Time: 09:35 A.M Day/Night: Day Location: Salem, Massachusetts Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: No. of Object(s):  four Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): elliptical blobs Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary/Description: At 09:35 A.M., the witness, Shell Alpert, took this picture of four roughly elliptical blobs of light in formation through the window of his photographic laboratory. Alpert was a Coast Guard seaman assigned to the base in nearby Salem, MA. This photo has appeared numerous times in the Salem (MA) Evening News. The… Read More

1952: Waltham Massachusetts Abduction?

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: 1952 Sighting Time: afternoon Day/Night: Location: Waltham Massachusetts Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-IV (Close Encounter IV) Abduction of the witness or other direct contact Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Special Features/Characteristics: short humanoid with large slanted eyes and wearing a dark skintight diving suit, abduction Source: UFONS # 227 Summary/Description: The 11-year old witness had been playing in a field near her home when a short humanoid with large slanted eyes and wearing a dark skintight diving suit confronted her. She remembers being taken inside a room where she was examined by a machine resembling an X-ray probe.… Read More

1954: Circular object, seen by architect

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: April 26, 1954 Sighting Time: between three and four o’clock Day/Night: afternoon Location: Newburyport, Massachusetts Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): flaming ring to disc shaped Color of Object(s): a little on the whitish tone but also had some suggestion of the orange-yellow of the common flame to silvery Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: NICAP / Richard Hall, 1964 (from NICAP case file) Summary/Description: Russell M. Peirce, architect, reported a circular object which made a right-angle turn. “I was standing at the rear of the local High School building talking… Read More

1964: Close-range sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: June 15, 1964 Sighting Time: 11:10 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Lynn, Massachusetts Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: ND Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: NICAP Summary: A close-range sighting of a domed UFO occurred at Lynn, Massachusetts on the night of June 15. The object was shaped like a disc, oriented in a horizontal position, flat on the bottom and with a domed upper surface. When first noticed, the domed disc was approximately 12 feet above the pavement, so that it was seen against the wall of the building on the opposite side of the courtyard. Full Report… Read More

1965: Westford, Massachusetts Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  April 1 1965 Sighting Time:   8:50 P.m. Day/Night:  Night Location:  Westford, Massachusetts Urban or Rural: –  No. of Entity(‘s):   Entity Type:   Entity Description:   Hynek Classification:  NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration:   No. of Object(s):  1 Height & Speed:  moving very slowly, with a “wobbling” effect Size of Object(s):   Distance to Object(s):   Shape of Object(s):  cigar Color/Description of Object(s):  a bright red light and what appeared to be four slanted windows Number of Witnesses:   Multiple Source:   Summary/Description:  UAO Scouts Town ln East Mrs. Evelyn Chorney and her son Steven, 14 of Westford, Massachusetts  were leaving the library at 8:50 P.m. on… Read More

1966: Close Encounter in Beverly, Massachusetts

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: April 22, 1966         BBU Sighting Time: 9:00  – 9:45 p.m. Day/Night: Night: Location: Beverly, Mass. Urban or Rural: urban Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: No. of Object(s):  three Size of Object(s): size of an automobile Distance to Object(s): forty feet Shape of Object(s): football-shaped Color of Object(s): brightly lit with flashing blue, green, red and white lights. Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source:  “UFOS: Interplanetary visitors”, book by Ramond E. Fowler, 1974, pp. 130-137. Summary/Description: A completely baffling case involving nine witnesses took place on April… Read More

1966: Multiple reports of UFOs

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: April 18 – 20, 1966 Sighting Time: 7:15 pm – 12:00 am Day/Night: Night Location: Eastern Mass., Cohasset, Battle Creek, Peabody, Sharon, Massachusetts Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: ND Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: NICAP Summary: “On two consecutive nights, April 18/19 and 19/20, there were at least 6 reports. About midnight on the 18th, Mr. and Mrs. George May of Sharon were arriving home when they saw an egg-shaped object descend and hover about 500 feet above an open field adjoining their property. At each end of the UFO was a small red light. A… Read More

1966: Rehoboth, MA. Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: March 30, 1966 Sighting Time: 8:00 p.m. EST Day/Night: Night Location: Rehoboth, MA Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 10 mins No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Football Color of Object(s): orange / amber Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: Fowler, 1974, pp. 125-27. Summary/Description: Three separate groups of witnesses had a series of sightings over a period of nearly two hours, including an object with amber body lights that passed over a car and hovered just off the road; an oval object with bright red and orange body lights that hovered over the road ahead of a car, taking… Read More

1967: The Betty Andreasson Alien Abduction

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: January 25, 1967 Sighting Time: Shortly after 6:30 Day/Night: Location: South Ashburnham, Massachusetts Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): five Entity Type: Entity Description: He was about five-feet tall. The other four appeared to be about a foot shorter. All of the beings had a pear-shaped head, with wide eyes, and small ears and noses. Their mouths were only slits, and never moved, though they were able to communicate through their minds. The beings wore a type of coverall, blue in color, with a wide belt. There also was a logo of a bird on their sleeves. The hands only had three fingers, and they wore boots. The creatures did not move as a human, but floated as… Read More

1973: Woman observes object in daylight

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 4, 1973 Sighting Time: 2030 Day/Night: Day Location: West Springfield, Massachusetts Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: DD Duration: 5 minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): larger than a small car Distance to Object(s): 300 feet Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Single Source: Investigated by Bruce Tilden and Tony Douglas, Western Massachusetts MUFON Summary/Description: On the evening of July 4, 1973, Cecile (age approximately early 70’s) was sitting on her patio having a smoke while her husband showered. As she sat, she noticed movement from her left peripheral view (north east). She then observed a large, disk shaped object descending from just above the tree line into… Read More

1979: Do UFOs Correct Calendar Watches?

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: March 27, 1979 Location: Oak Bluffs , Massachusetts Hynek Classification: CE-IV (Close Encounter IV) Abduction of the witness or other direct contact Duration: 3-4 minutes Shape of Object(s): Cylinder Number of Witnesses: Source: Joseph Nyman, Mass. MUFON Chief Investigator, Mass. MUFON Original Source Summary: Apparently in contact with the water, was a luminous green cylinder with rounded ends at a distance estimated at about 200 feet. Full Report There are many local cases that, over the years of UFO investigation, have been filed, forgotten or just plain ignored. Many times that is justified. Sometimes that neglect is due to lack of circulation or knowledge that the case even exists even though there is much interesting… Read More