25 December 2011

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UFOs: Lightnin' Strikin' Again!

In the fall of 1965, a series of UFO sightings took place at Exeter, New Hampshire that were documented by John G. Fuller in an article in LOOK Magazine and later in a book titled Incident at Exeter. The sightings at Exeter began with a young man named Norman Muscarello, who was hitchhiking home to Exeter on Route 150 in the wee hours of September 3, 1965. At about two in the morning, near Kensington, NH, he was startled by an object that suddenly came out of the clear sky towards him. He described it as about 90 feet in diameter, with bright, pulsating lights around what appeared to be a rim. It silently wobbled and floated towards him, and when it seemed about to hit him, he dropped to the ground on the shoulder of the road. The object then backed away, and Muscarello jumped up and ran to a nearby house and pounded on the door without results. He then ran out into the middle of the highway and flagged down a car. The middle-aged couple inside drove him to the Exeter Police Station, where he excitedly told his story to the officer on duty. The officer called in Patrolman Eugene Bertrand, who was out on patrol.

 Merely having offered a mundane alternate explanation for a paranormal or UFO event doesn't make that explanation the correct one. Occam's razor slices differently from different perspectives. "Uncle Phaed's UFO Investigator's Handbook"


In the fall of 1965, a series of UFO sightings took place at Exeter, New Hampshire that were documented by John G. Fuller in an article in LOOK Magazine and later in a book titled Incident at Exeter.

The sightings at Exeter began with a young man named Norman Muscarello, who was hitchhiking home to Exeter on Route 150 in the wee hours of September 3, 1965. At about two in the morning, near Kensington, NH, he was startled by an object that suddenly came out of the clear sky towards him. He described it as about 90 feet in diameter, with bright, pulsating lights around what appeared to be a rim. It silently wobbled and floated towards him, and when it seemed about to hit him, he dropped to the ground on the shoulder of the road. The object then backed away, and Muscarello jumped up and ran to a nearby house and pounded on the door without results. He then ran out into the middle of the highway and flagged down a car. The middle-aged couple inside drove him to the Exeter Police Station, where he excitedly told his story to the officer on duty. The officer called in Patrolman Eugene Bertrand, who was out on patrol.

Bertrand was amazed when he heard Muscarello's story, because he had talked to a woman about an hour before who was pulled over on Route 101. She had reported that a large silent object with red flashing lights had followed her car all the way from Epping, a distance of twelve miles,until it had suddenly shot up into the sky at the place she had pulled off the road. Patrolman Bertrand had not made a report of the incident because he had not believed the woman. At 3:00 a.m., Bertrand had become convinced that there was something worth investigating, so he took Muscarello back out to the spot on Route 150 where he had seen the object.

There was an open field at the site, and a house and a horse corral. At first, they saw nothing, so they walked out into the field towards the corral. Suddenly, the horses began to stir and whinny and dogs began to bark, and from behind two pine trees rose a bright, silent round object that lit up the whole area with a brilliant red light. It moved toward them with a motion like a falling leaf. They retreated to the police car and Bertrand radioed in that he saw the object.

The object hovered about fifty yards from them at an altitude of about a hundred feet. It was so bright that it was difficult to tell if there was a shape behind the lights,and the lights seemed to dim and then brighten in an odd pattern from left to right, then from right to left. It then began to move off toward Hampton with the same fluttering motion that it had shown previously. At that time, another policeman who had heard Bertrand's radio report, David Hunt, drove up. He, too, saw the object as it moved off towards Hampton and finally went out of sight. The object was then seen in Hampton, and was reported to Pease Air Force Base.

This was just the first of the Exeter sightings. There were many more, and many, but not all, of them, seemed to occur near high-tension power lines. Fuller theorized that the UFOs were somehow drawing power from the lines, since some witnesses reported that this seemed to be the case.


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