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‘New Hampshire Sightings’

1965: The Incident at Exeter

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 3, 1965           BBU 9890 Sighting Time: 1:30 A.M. Day/Night: Night Location: Exeter, New Hampshire Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE1 Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): round Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Susan Michaels, “Sightings: UFOs” (1997) Original Source Summary: Norman Muscarello, a teenage Navy recruit, was walking down a quiet country highway at night, when suddenly, a huge object loomed above him. Thus began the “Incident at Exeter,” a series of sightings officially qualified as “unidentified.” The encounters that night took special precedence over other UFO sightings because of the credibility of two Exeter police officers who… Read More

1968: Dome-Shaped Object Hovers above Ground

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 30, 1968 Sighting Time: 2:30 a.m. Day/Night: early morning Location:  Claremont, New Hampshire Urban or Rural: -Urban Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: 2 hours No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: hovering about 10 feet off the ground. The underside of the object was illuminated, and the light covered an area about 20 feet in diameter on the ground.  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): about 200 feet away Shape of Object(s): dome-shaped object Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Section I, Vol. II, The UFO Evidence Full Report Early on the morning of July 30, 1968, a couple (names on file at NICAP) finished working on… Read More

1968: Witnesses observe near-landing of UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 30, 1968 Sighting Time: 1 a.m. Day/Night: Location: Claremont, New Hampshire Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: 3 1/2 Hours No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): 20 feet wide Distance to Object(s): 230 feet Shape of Object(s): bright round object Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon), ‘Strange Effects from UFOs’, by Donald Keyhoe and Gordon Lore Summary/Description: A manufacturing plant worker was carrying two buckets of water toward his garden when he saw “a bright round object float in a gentle arc… Read More

1973: Lyndia Morel Encounter

THINK ABOUTIT UFO REPORT Date: November 2, 1973 Sighting Time: 4:00 am Day/Night: Night Location: Manchester, New Hampshire Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s): Single Size of Object(s): 30? feet Distance to Object(s): 500 feet Shape of Object(s): Globe Color of Object(s): orange and gold Number of Witnesses: Single Special Features: Humanoid/Occupant Source: Walter Webb, APRO Bulletin, Vol. 12 No. 4 (Jan/Feb 1974) Summary: Excerpt: “As the car approached a point opposite the middle of the cemetery the UFO closed possibly to within less than 500 feet… At this point she estimated the object to be at the height of a three-story building.… Read More

1973: UFO Splashes into Water in Rainbow Lake, N. H.

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October 2, 1973 Sighting Time: 8:00 pm Day/Night: Night Location: Rainbow Lake, New Hampshire Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): two to three feet in diameter Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): whitish yellow Number of Witnesses: Mass Sighting Source: From The Derry News… Thursday, October 4, 1973 Full Report From The Derry News… Thursday, October 4, 1973 UFO Sighting Unexplained Several local residents and a motorist on Bypass 28 reported seeing unidentified flying objects Tuesday evening about 8:00 near Rainbow Lake. _________________ of Spruce St. in Manchester told police that he was driving along… Read More

1984: Police officer and others see dirigible-shaped UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October 16, 1984 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Keene, New Hampshire Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: 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): 1 Size of Object(s): 40-50 feet long, 10-15 feet wide Distance to Object(s): 100 feet Shape of Object(s):blunt ends, ridged on the bottom like an old-fashioned bathtub. (dirigible-shaped) Color of Object(s): cream-colored Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source:  Paul Montgomery, The Keene Sentinel (Keene, NH), Sept. 25, 1992 Summary/Description: On Oct. 16,1984, a mysterious craft was seen over Keene near Route 12. Keene police Sgt. John C. Zeller got the call and drove out to… Read More

2005: Navy Veteran Observes Large Cigar-Shaped UFO in Exeter, NH

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 20, 2005 Sighting Time: 3:15 PM. Day/Night: Afternoon Location: Exeter, New Hampshire Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: 10 Minutes No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Cigar Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary: There was something odd in the sky last week, something that caused a Navy veteran with 10,000 hours of flight experience to have his own close encounter. While preparing to mow his lawn, “David” saw a large cigar-shaped object hovering in the sky. He said it was about the size of two USS Nimitz aircraft carriers. Full Report An artist’s rendering… Read More