Jan. 17, 1966
On the 18th of November in 1965, I
sighted a U.F.O. but hesitated to report it because of the ridicule most
people who report sightings get. But I
found your address in the True
magazine and decided to send you this letter.
I was at the beach
in Rye, N.H. (it was about 11:30 p.m.) when I saw it come down toward the water at incredible speed
and instantly stop at about 50 ft. from the surface. It then started
cruising around on an irratic (sic) course. It seemed
about 250 ft. long and about 80 ft. in diameter at the blunt end. Instead of
it being the disk one would usually associate with U.F.O.s,
it was in the shape of a teardrop. In the midsection there were some markings
that looked like they were painted on the hull, but they were difficult to
make out at the angle I saw them. It was steel blue in color and hade (sic-had) a slight glow. There
was a brilliant yellow spot about 8 ft. in diameter in the center of the
blunt end. As it cruised, it made several sharply executed turns, always
moving with its blunt end forward. This went on for about ten minuts (sic) and then it suddenly
stopped, and I don't mean slowed to a stop; it just stopped. It hovered
there for three minuts (sic) and then slowely (sic) decended (sic) to about ten ft.
from the water and emmited (sic) a bluish-green
light from the bottom. When
the light struck the water,
there was a sharp crack then a faint gurgling that went on for twelve minuts (sic). When the light withdrew, there was another
sharp crack and the gurgling subsided. It hovered
five minuts (sic) more then rose to about four hundred ft., turned its
pointed end down, instantly accelerated to an unbeleivable
speed, and an instant later was gone. I waited for the shock waves that should have
accompanied the sudden departure, but they failed to come. While
cruising, it came to within 200 yds. of me.
I don't know if
anyone els (sic) saw it, but I know I did.
This reference: Above
letter to The Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS)
With thanks to The J.
Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
North America -
United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham. Body of water is the Gulf of Maine
Rye Latitude 43-00-48 N,
Longitude 70-46-15 W (D-M-S)