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Occurred : 4/4/1978 21:15 (Entered as : 04/04/78 21:15)
Reported: 10/17/2006 10:31:46 AM 10:31
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Natick, MA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:15 Minutes
GIANT UFO - Natick, MA on Route 9 behind CAR WASH - either 1977 or 1978 additional confirmation.

This is the first time I have ever posted anything like this and, the first time outside of mentioning it to my Mom when I was just a kid the day after it happened.

I saw that someone else had reported this for the same time period, I believe the date that person gave was accurate or it was very close to that date. Regardless of the date though I know the time being around 9-9:30pm is accurate. I know exactly where the Car Wash is that was referred to. As I write this I have goosebumps just reliving that night. I want to confirm that I had also witnessed the same thing from a different vantage point.

In 1978 I was a Sophomore going to Natick High School, I was 16 years old. I lived in East Natick, MA. and I would occasionally go in to Natick Town Forest at night and sit on the ridge that overlooked the big field and compose my thoughts and just sort of wonder about life in general. It was usually quiet, peaceful and it was right down the street from my house.

I remember the night that this huge object came flying over head. The object appeared to come from the North East at about the one o'clock position which now makes sense if this person saw it up near the Car Wash (Scrub a Dub) I think was the name. I was sitting on the ridge above and in the middle of the the field facing due West.

If you look at this map on google:,+MA+01760&ie=UTF8&z=16&ll=42.296151,-71.331589&spn=0.01111,0.027122&t=h&om=1

you will see a large almost rectangular space, that was the field, the round tower was/is a water tower. The Car Wash was at the corner of Oak St. and Worcester Rd.

Whatever this was it hovered above the field for what felt like approximately five minutes, during that time I felt like I was being communicated to but I had no idea how, why or just what exactly was going on. I did not feel scared and actually quite the opposite I remember feeling a sense of amazement at whatever this was. After five minutes (it really seemed and felt much, much longer)whatever this was took off straight up. I remember hearing two sonic booms and it was gone. It was a crystal clear night when this happened and although it felt warm at times there were still some very cool breezes and I was wearing a jacket and hat. I also remember there were no clouds in the sky that night I remember that I could see the stars very clear.

Like the person that wrote and posted the other initial observance I also have not been able to erase the memory from my mind and I still continually think about it. It is actually one of the reasons for me finding that persons post in the first place, I googled "Natick UFO" because I hoped that by now some other people might have put something out on the web about seeing something so I could confirm that I wasn't just freaking out that night.

I agree, it was spherical (round) in shape and it was as big as a LARGE HOUSE! It had a lot of different colors but I didn't really think of them as "lights" the way we think about light bulbs, the colors were more flashing in a circular pattern just underneath the bottom of it. I also agree that it made absolutely NO NOISE except for the two sonic booms that I heard when it finally took off. I also confirm all of the dogs barking in the neighborhood. I also agree with how the previous poster "sensed" rather than really saw that it was solid, you could just feel the presence of something solid there and what I was looking at was also very, very smooth, everything got very quiet and then all of a sudden when it was over the field it seemed like every sound "underneath" it was being amplified. There was a very strong "electrical" almost it seemed vibrational presence (that is really the only way I know how to describe it). I remember looking at the trees around the field when the object did take off and they had a very eerie almost phosphorescent glow to them.

I guess the thing that really bothered me back then was when I wanted to talk about it then no one else seemed to want to talk about it. I would mention it and get a look like "yes, i know, but I am not able to say anything about it" almost like they were scared to talk about or just plain unable to talk about it for some unknown reason. When the previous person mentioned the woman's reaction of "hmmmm...oh yes" that is almost exactly how it was, people acknowledged this thing to some degree but were unable to or just did not want to verbalize or be excited about it for any reason, just like being in a trance.

Like the previous poster for the past 25 years I have often wondered just what the heck happened to that night and WHY! I would also love to be able to talk about this with the person that posted the original just to compare notes, we might be able to answer some questions but more than likely I have this strange feeling that we would be looking for answers that just are not going to be made apparent to us.

I also swear that everything that I have typed is true. I have no reason to hype this. All I know was that I was very glad to see that someone else saw the same thing I did that night in the early spring of "78" and I am gratefully to that person for posting their experience.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))