Go Back Report # 1385



August 2010                                      Lake Winnipesaukee

“I have been thinking about something that happened a few months ago.  It was around the middle of August and I had taken a boat out on Lake Winnipesaukee one evening and saw something strange under the water.  I work as a marine mechanic at a local marina and spend a lot of time on the lake as part of my job and also to relax.  This night I had invited a few friends for an evening cruise on the lake.  It was around 9:30 p.m. as I drove the boat in a wide-open area known as The Broads, where it’s at least one and a half miles to either shore on the left or right and no island or rock obstacles for about four miles and is one hundred-fifty to two hundred feet deep. We were cruising along at about 35 to 40 mph and I kept my attention on the water in front of me.  It was a calm, warm, beautiful evening.  I noticed something about one hundred feet in front of me that looked like a huge bright white light, about twenty feet wide, floating under the surface of the water. I backed off the gas and tried to slow the boat down as we quickly traveled the short distance and the boat was now over the light. I looked down into the water and saw that the light was sinking. The deeper the light went, the smaller the light got until I couldn’t see it any longer. I looked around to see if there had been a boat in distress or what could have caused that kind of light. There was no sign of an accident; there was no floating debris or anybody floating in the water. I looked around to see if there was any source of light from above that could cause that, but the moon wasn’t even bright and there weren’t any planes flying around. There weren’t any lights from shore that could cause a reflection out in the middle of the lake. I had no idea what it was. Because I work at a marina, I usually hear about any boating mishaps on the lake, but in the weeks that followed, there has been nothing that I could match up with what I saw that night.”

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Reference for the above text is: New Hampshire UFO: 


Retrieved: 09-18-2011




North America – United States, New Hampshire, Belknap

Lake Winnipesaukee   Latitude 43-36-52 N, Longitude 071-20-38 W (D-M-S)

The Broads                 Latitude 43-35-25 N, Longitude 071-19-34 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399



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