Go Back Report # 261



18 January 1644, Boston, Mass.: Luminous figures


Three men coming to Boston saw two “man-shaped lights” come out of the sea. About 8 P.M. several inhabitants of an area of Boston located near the sea saw a light the size of the full moon rise in the northeast. Shortly thereafter, another light appeared in the east. The witnesses observed a curious game of hide-and-seek between the two objects.

       During this celestial ballet, several persons known to be sober and pious, who were aboard a boat between Dorchester and Boston, claimed they heard a voice in the sky uttering the following words in a most terrible voice: “Boy, boy, come away ...”

       These calls were repeated about 20 times, coming from various directions.


Reference for the above text is: Wonders in the Sky, by Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck, pp. 195-196, © 2009.

Original reference: John Winthrop, Winthrop's Journal, "History of New England" (1630-1649) (New York: Barnes and Noble, 1959).


UFOCAT PRN – 079586 [DOS: ??-??-1638]

UFOCAT URN – 079586 Mysteries of the Skies by Gordon I. R. Lore, p. 41, © 1968


UFOCAT PRN – 079586 [DOS: 01-18-1644]

UFOCAT URN –117840 UFO Calendars 1999 by William Corliss, date of January 18, 1999.


UFOCAT PRN – 079586 [DOS: 03-18-1644]

UFOCAT URN – 102582 UFO Register, Volume 3 (1972) by J. Bernard Delair


UFOCAT  note:

Apparitions or ghost lights. 3 men in a boat "saw 2 lights arise out of the water…in form like a man." Visible 15 min. Apparitions sailed toward Boston, and then vanished.


UFOCAT PRN – 150922 [DOS: 01-18-1644]

UFOCAT URN – 150922 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0952, © 1980


UFOCAT PRN – 150922 [DOS: 01-25-1644]

UFOCAT URN – 150923 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0952, © 1980


North America – United States, Massachusetts

Boston             Latitude 42-21-30 N, Longitude 071-03-35 W ( D-M S)

Dorchester       Latitude 42-17-50 N, Longitude 071-04-28 W ( D-M S)

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=139:1:584016604572706


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