|Occurred : 6/18/2002 21:15 (Entered as : 061802 2115)
Reported: 6/21/2002 10:49:16 AM 10:49
Location: Moultonborough, NH
|I believe it was the Air National Guard preparing for deployment.
I recently read a letter to the editor form Director Peter B. Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center regarding some unusual events on 6/18/02. I witnessed the "unusual" event at 9:15 on my way home from work. (I am a police officer) I watched as an aircraft dropped flares approximately every 2-4 seconds. The aircraft was approximately 1,500 to 2,000 feet above ground level. I could only see the marker ligts of the aircraft initially. I watched this activity from my back deck for a few minutes. I did not think much of it because I routinely observe military aircraft of various types training in and just south of the Sandwich Range (the southern most range of NH's White Mountain National Forest). A few minutes later, I recognized a UH-60 helicopter briefly touch down at the Moultonborough Airport (I live next to the air strip). Every so often, citizens of my community become alarmed when military aircraft stray a little south of the Sandwich Range.
((NUFORC Note: A description of this event can be found on the NUFORC homepage. PD))