UFOS Over Massachusetts!

by Charles Lear

In last week’s blog a UFO park and marker designating the sight of an encounter in Sheffield, Massachusetts was spotlighted.  Massachusetts holds a special place in UFO history as being the state where this country’s very first recorded encounter occurred.  As of this writing, the state ranks in the top 34% for sightings reported to the National UFO Reporting Center, which is high for a state of its size.  A classic 1952 UFO photo comes from the state and in March of this year an extraordinary close encounter case there was reported to the operators of the website UFO Giant.  Massachusetts is also home to two paranormal hotspots where activity includes strange creatures and UFOs with one of them being just outside of Boston.

Just about every UFO history review starts with the late 1890’s airship flap and then moves on to World War II foo fighters.  What may surprise many UFOlogists is that there was a 1639 encounter that was recorded by John Winthrop who was Governor at the time.  On page 294 of the 1908 Charles Scribner’s Sons edition of “Winthrop’s Journal:  History of New England 1630-1649 Volume I”, there is this entry which reads very much like a modern case report:

In this year one James Everell, a sober, discreet man, and two others, saw a great light in the night at Muddy River. When it stood still, it flamed up, and was about three yards square; when it ran, it was contracted into the figure of a swine: it ran as swift as an arrow towards Charlton, and so up and down about two or three hours. They were come down in their lighter about a mile, and, when it was over, they found themselves carried quite back against the tide to the place they came from. Divers other credible persons saw the same light, after, about the same place. Read more

130. Frank Feschino, Jr

frankandmayOne week left to our iPad Mini Contest, Alejandro with the news, and Frank Feschino, Jr joins us for Christmas Eve with the Flatwoods Monster,  Frank discusses the 1952 UFO Flap, Air Force shoot downs, the Flatwoods Monster and what followed.

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Blog: The Braxton County Incident

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by Michael Lauck

            On September 12, 1952 a group of children playing outside in Braxton County, West Virgina saw something fall from the sky and impact (or land) behind a nearby hill. As they went to see exactly what it was they were joined by others, including one of their mothers. The group found a mist enshrouded, glowing object. Then some became aware that some type of secondary object, possibly a lifeform, was nearby. This “monster” encounter, as it was known, was reported widely leading to investigations by Ivan T. Sanderson, Gray Barker and others as well as an appearance by some of the eyewitnesses on a national television program. The show used a sketch artist to create a picture of the “monster,” which arguably caused the entire episode and its witnesses to become objects of ridicule.

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