WALTHAM, MA – Are UFOs real? That’s above this writer’s pay grade. But some Watch City residents think they’ve seen one, with reports to the National UFO Reporting Center dating back to the 1970s.
Massachusetts residents reported more than 100 UFO sightings in 2016 alone. Waltham hasn’t had one since 2015.
Here’s the list of Waltham sightings from the National UFO Reporting Center (some are more detailed by visiting the link above):
June 14, 2015: “While standing outside on our back porch (second floor of an apartment), a bright light which initially appeared to be a bright star, began to move east across the sky in straight line. It was somewhat overcast at the time of the sighting. We know it wasn’t a satellite as it was below the cloud cover…”
Dec. 15, 2012: “I am a high school math teacher at a public school in Massachusetts. I have thought that I have seen UFO’s before but never as clearly as this sighting. I was driving north on highway I95 near the Waltham exit and directly in front of me up to my right in the sky I saw a blue spherical object streak across the sky at about a 45 degree angle and disappeared before it reached the horizon without any sort of debris breakup…”
Jan. 30, 2012: “I was driving on 95 south near exit 26 in waltham on the slow lane. Construction crews lined both sides of the highway (north and south). I saw a rectangular craft flashing red and white lights at about the height of a street lamp stretched across 3 left lanes of the high-way…”
Sept. 11, 2004: “I saw a disk-shaped object hover in the sky for a number of minutes. It was covered with lights and just hovered there.”
Aug. 19, 2001: “I awoke at approximately 3:40 AM to use the bathroom. Our bed is right in front of two windows which are diagonal to Main Street and more specifically a Church with a tall white steeple. I have been an avid star gazer since I was a teen and am familiar with the constellations, north sky circle, and appearance of planets with in the zodiac band. Being fully awake, I lay looking out the window and noticed a REALLY bright star in the sky to the left of the church steeple…”
Aug. 10, 2000: “Looking up at the sky (mid center) observed an passenger aircraft large to medium jumbo jet flying ENE towards Boston at approximately 10-15k feet, observed a Brown object that flew around the craft then following it for a while before it maneuvered in a strange fashion before taking of in a northern path and outa site [sic].”
July 1, 1999: “In early July 1999, I had a profound ufo sighting. I was approx, 14 at the time, and a group of about 10 of my friends and I were cutting through the Calvary St. Cemetary in Waltham (walking north from High St. on the Newton line to Friend St.). It was a very clear night, and out of nowhere an extremely large, triangular aircraft flew overhead from west to east. The aircraft was absolutely silent, and had lights throughout the bottom…”
Feb. 15, 1978: “Meanwhile, way off to the west on the horizon, low in the sky – a silent red light was moving back and forth something like a helicopter might do if looking for something, but there was no noise at all…”
For the full list, visit the National UFO Reporting Center
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