Go Back Report # 679



On Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at 8:52 a.m., Lynn S. was driving in rush-hour traffic in Rockland, Massachusetts (population 15,695), a suburb on Route 139 approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Boston. 

       As she neared Reed's Pond, on Market Street in Rockland, she spotted "a cigar-shaped craft that hovered for a minute and 45 seconds above the waters of Reed's Pond before it plunged in and exploded. I saw the object come across the sky, pulsating a blue light from the top with two strong flashing lights on each side."      

       "Traffic slowed, but no one seemed to care enough to get out and see what the object was," she reported. "As I approached the traffic lights, people were pointing back at the pond. But without the (traffic) light working, drivers were beginning to swear, cut people off and no one was paying any attention to the object."

       "Upon driving home and finding I had no electricity, I called the electric company but only got a recording. I began calling other residents of the town. They all said they had no electricity after they 'heard the planes go over.'"           

       At 9:15 a.m., Lynn drove back to Reed's Pond. "To my amazement, a black ball hovered in the sky above it, as big as a silver dollar, but nothing was astir in the pond. I noticed dead ducks and seagulls floating on the surface."  

       The UFO zipped away seconds later. "For the record, I never heard any planes." (Email Interview)                                                                                                                               

This reference: UFO Roundup Volume 3, Issue #2, From UFO INFO website:

Thanks to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO Database, see http://www.larryhatch.net 

UFOCAT PRN – 155023

UFOCAT URN – 155023 UFO Roundup Volume 3, Issue #2. (Above)

UFOCAT URN – 169519 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX © 2002     

North America – United States, Massachusetts, Plymouth

Rockland          Latitude 42-07-50 N, Longitude 70-55-00 W (D-M-S)

Boston             Latitude 42-21-30 N, Longitude 71-03-37 W

Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington D.C., 1990

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 42.13 N, Longitude 70.91 W (D.%)

                                      Latitude 42.12N, Longitude 70.92W [URN 169519]  


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