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Occurred : 1/7/1971 22:00 (Entered as : 01/07/71 22:00)
Reported: 10/2/2000 08:13
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Duration:5 Seconds
Nothing in nature or manmade could have produced this light on the same night as other sightings in the area.

This is something I never reported before. There were numurous sighting from Stoneham, MA to southern New Hampshire the same night. I was about 12-13 playing in a sand pit a quarter mile behind my house as my parents were saying goodbye to my brother and his wife in the driveway. There was nothing behind our house at the time but woods for about 4 miles. As we began to walk back, a very intense white light hit us from behind. I remember seeing my shadow directly in front of me, so I knew it was behind me, not above me. It only lasted a couple of seconds. By the time I turned around all I saw was the light going out just above the treeline. There was absolutely no sound at all. We got very scared and ran back home. My parents, brother and wife saw what looked like 50 cars in the woods with thier lights on high beam. This made no sense, since there was only woods for about 4 miles. The next day, we read about the other sightings. We walked out to investigate the next day and found nothing. I realize this doesn't sound like much, but perhaps it could correlate with another sighting.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))