NUFORC Sighting 157113

Occurred: 1639-09-01 20:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2020-06-18 12:16 Pacific
Duration: 2-3 hours
No of observers: 3

Location: Muddy River (Brookline)(Boston), MA, USA

Shape: Changing
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Missing Time

Lost time at sight of swift moving flaming object that changed shape when moving up and down in the night.

In the records of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Governor John Winthrop reports the sighting in the year 1639 in the History of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, pg 294.

“In this year one James Everell, a sober, discreet man, and two others, saw a great light in the night at Muddy River. When it stood still, it flamed up , and was about three yards square; when it ran, it was contracted into the figure of a swine: it ran as swift as an arrow towards Charlton, and so up and down about two or three hours. They were come down in their lighter about a mile, and, when it was over, they found themselves carried quite back against the tide to the place they came from. Divers other credible persons saw the same light, after, about the same place.”

Posted 2020-06-25

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