Massachusetts witness describes stationary disc-shaped objects

Roger Marsh
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Looking Back On 2022

A Massachusetts witness at Tewksbury reported watching a bright, circle-shaped object that sat stationary in the sky and then quickly moved east at 10:35 p.m. on April 2, 2022, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The report indicates that the witness was in the backyard after letting three dogs outside before going to bed.

“In the sky, a bright, perfectly circular light appeared, a light that at first appeared to be a plane in the sky,” the reporting witness stated. “It got so bright that it lit up the entire sky, stationary, for approximately three seconds.”

The report includes details that the witness’s three dogs that were in the backyard stopped what they were doing and looked up and stared at the object.

“Then the bright light suddenly took off like a shooting start toward the east.”
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The report included no images, filed on April 2, 2022. Tewksbury is a town in Middlesex County, MA, population 31,342. Witness quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to NUFORC or to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be resolved as something natural or man-made. These raw reports are for information only as investigators review the facts and attempt to resolve the case.

Massachusetts Rating

Massachusetts was rated 39th in U.S. UFO sightings for January 2023 with 3 cases filed, according to the MUFON February 2023 newsletter. Massachusetts shared the rating with Rhode Island, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Idaho. California topped the list with 62 cases.

There were 112 circle cases reported nationally in January 2023.

Recent Massachusetts Coverage

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A Massachusetts witness at East Boston recalled an encounter with three round, disc-shaped objects at 8 p.m. on June 30, 1971, according to testimony from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

The witness report indicates that the witness was 9 years old and outside playing street hockey under the street lights with a group of friends. It was a foggy summer night, the report states, and the "street lights had a halo surrounding them from the fog." The incident date is approximate.

The witness said he stopped and looked up.

“Above us, about 8 stories up were three round, disc-shaped UFOs hovering and watching us playing hockey," the reporting witness stated. "My guess is they were about 5 to 6 feet in diameter and they gave off a dull light and were surrounded by halos just like the street light.”

The witness stated in the report that the objects “looked like the letter X” which covered most of the bottoms of the objects.

“These X's were a light gray or a duller light. When I looked up, they sat there for about 10 seconds, and then one of them started to fly off slowly. Then the other two followed.”

As the objects flew away, the witness observed that they “bounced like a rock skipping on water” and with no sound down the street.

The report included no images, filed on September 2, 2017. East Boston is a Boston neighborhood, population 40,508. Witness quotes were edited for clarity.

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ROGER MARSH is a media content producer with works in print, film, television, web, and stage. His “UFO Traffic Reports” published more than 7,000 times since 2009. He was a case researcher for the History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.”

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