UFO Splashes into Water in Rainbow
Lake, N. H.
Several local residents and a motorist
on Bypass 28 reported seeing unidentified flying objects Tuesday evening about 8:00
near Rainbow Lake.
_________________ of Spruce St. in Manchester
told police that he was driving along the Bypass when he saw a bright object
in the sky, hovering over Rainbow Lake. He went in closer to investigate and heard something crash into the
Several persons who live by the lake
were outdoors at the time, and say there were two objects moving in the air.
_______________ of Hilda Ave. saw the
objects and described them as "whitish yellow" in color.
A Mark Ave. resident who asked not to
be identified told police that the objects were "about the size of a
steering wheel." Other witnesses also said the objects were two to three
feet in diameter, but several asked not to be identified.
The two objects descended towards the lake, according
to the witnesses. Then one of them fell straight down and and splashed into
the water, creating ripples on the shore. The other soared upwards and
The East Derry Fire Rescue Squad
lowered a boat and searched the lake for two hours, but no trace of a fallen
object was discovered.
Police have received over 40 calls
concerning the UFO sighting. They speculate that the objects were meteorites
or military paraflares. Swamp gas is also considered a possibility.
reference: News clip from The Derry News, dated Thursday, October 4, 1973
A follow-up appeared
the following week:
UFO Divers Strike Out
At the request of Chief
_______________, two divers descended into Rainbow Lake Friday afternoon in
an attempt to resolve reports of an unidentified flying object that three
witnesses claim splashed into the lake on Oct. 2.
(My note [UFO Casebook]: Ray Fowler talked to more than twenty
The divers swept the silty lake water
with powerful searchlights, but their vision was impaired by the murky water,
and they could not see more than a few inches ahead at any time.
Said one of the divers, "The only
way they're going to get anything out of that lake is if they drag it."
Chief ________ said he has no plans to
drag the bottom and considers the matter closed.
reference: The Derry News, dated Thursday, October 11, 1973
Thanks to http://www.ufocasebook.com/rainbowlake1973.html
UFOCAT PRN – 072776 [DOS: 10-02-1973]
URN – 072776 Missouri Cases from Ted
Phillips case investigation files, #, No © date
URN – NONE News clip Boston (MA)
UFOCAT PRN – 119923 [DOS: 10-02-1973]
URN – 119923 A Geo-Bibliography of
Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0987, © 1980
UFOCAT PRN – 120090 [DOS: 10-03-1973]
UFOCAT URN – 120090 National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle by Robert Gribble
UFOCAT PRN – 182277 [DOS: 10-03-1971] – Obvious date error.
See news clips-CF-
UFOCAT URN – 182277 The
UFOnauts by Hans Holzer, p. 168, © 1976
UFOCAT URN – 166455 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch,
# 09404 © 2002
America – United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham
42-52-50 N, Longitude 71-19-38 W (D-M-S)
Rainbow Lake Latitude
42-55-22 N, Longitude 71-19-42 W
Manchester Latitude 42-59-44 N, Longitude 71-27-17 W
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 42.88 N, Longitude
71.33 W (D.%)
42.87 N, Longitude 71.26 W [URN 120090]