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Re: Two 'New' UFO Crashes

From: Joe Ritrovato <joerit@flash.net>
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 09:25:52 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 14:08:05 -0400
Subject: Re: Two 'New' UFO Crashes


> From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
> Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 23:04:32 EDT
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Two 'New' UFO Crashes

> To anyone interested:

> Here is a report I feel confident none of you have heard. It
> was investigated initially by Ray Fowler when he worked with
> NICAP.

> Several years ago, I heard that in the seventies a UFO had
> crashed into a nearby "swimming hole" known as Rainbow Lake here
> in Derry NH, (USA). I took that report with substantial NaCl,
> but then later saw reference to it in a book about "local
> mysteries". So, I went to the library and did some micro
> ficheing. Since I had no specific date to go by, I started from
> 1970 and worked my way through piles of newspaper film until I
> found the story. I'm paraphrasing here since I can't find the
> photocopy, but here is the gist of it:

> On Oct. 10, 1973, more than twenty witnesses saw two glowing
> disks descend from the sky. Both hovered momentarily above
> Rainbow Lake, then one dropped into the water, making an audible
> splash and a series of waves. The remaining disk lingered
> briefly, then shot back into the sky. The police were contacted,
> and subsequently divers from the local fire department were
> called in. They searched the water, but reported near zero
> visibility due to the cloudy, murky conditions. Dragging the
> bottom with nets was considered, but apparently dragging for
> UFOs was not included in the small-town fire dept's budget, and
> no further searches were conducted.

I've been collecting stories of reported UFO Crashes for a
couple of years (I have a list of 70 that I feel may be worthy
of further investigation), but haven't heard of this one.
However, there is one I know about that is strangely similar to
it that also occurred in New Hampshire. On 1/10/77 in Wakefield,
NH, an unidentified black cube shaped object (believe it was no
more than a foot long on a side) fell from the sky and crashed
through the ice of a pond in someone's back yard (for details
see: Boston Globe, 8/7/96, B, 1:4).

Kevin Randle in his "A History of UFO Crashes" rates this last
crash of something as 'Not A UFO Event', however he doesn't tell
us what he thought it was either.

> I have been to the site, and it is not a particularly large body
> of water. In fact, "pond" would describe it more adequately. It
> is perhaps two to three hundred yards wide, and nearly circular.
> It may be artificial. I have not spoken to any of the witnesses,
> but have spoken to a few folks who recall the excitement
> generated by the event.

> I must admit, I watched with bemusement as Paramount's Sightings
> covered the recent searches off the coast of Nova Scotia as
> teams looked through hundreds of square miles of ocean for the
> object purportedly seen there a few years back. Perhaps they
> would have had better luck down the road a bit from my house!
> There are no reports of the object leaving, after all.

> If anyone would like copies of the original articles, let me
> know and I'll find them or just go make more.

> Greg

> Strmnut@aol.com


Yes Greg, I would be very interested to see the original
articles related to the 10/10/73 event. Let me know when you've
got them in hand...

Thanks,

Joe Ritrovato
mailto:joerit@flash.net