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Occurred : 10/13/2001 17:30 (Entered as : 10-13-2001 17:30)
Reported: 11/15/2001 4:51:40 AM 04:51
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Franconia Notch (I-93, southbound), NH
Shape: Cigar
Duration:3 SECONDS
UFO AT CANNON MOUNTAIN INT 93, N.H. OCT 13, 2001

5:30 PPM DRIVING IN PICK-UP TRUCK - AN 8 FOOT BLACK CIGAR SHAPED UFO PASSED OVER FRONT OF TRUCK HOOD FROM EAST TO WEST - WHILE DRIVING SOUTH ON INT 93 IN THE FRANCONIA NOTCH (WHITE MTS) AREA. TWO WITNESSES - ESTIMATED 8' USING WIDTH OF HOOD FOR COMPARISON - ESTIMATED ABOUT 10 FOOT ABOVE GROUND - AND 10 FEET IN FRONT OF WITNESSES. VERY FAST FROM DRIVERS SIDE OVER FRONT OF HOOD. ONLY SEEN FROM SIDE - ESTIMATED TO BE A CIGAR SHAPE BUT COULD BE MORE DISC LIKE AS NOT SEEN FROM FRONT. ALL BLACK METALLIC - AND HAD A "BAND" RUNNING ABOVE CENTER - BAND HAD SOME KIND OF INDENTATIONS (LIKE A ZIPPER, OR PERHAPS SMALL HOLES) THE WITNESSES WERE SCARED AND DID NOT STOP TO INVESTIGATE.

((NUFORC Note: Second report apparently from same (?) witness follows, submitted 29DE01. PD)

SIGHTING at FRANCONIA NOTCH, New Hampshire October 13, 2001

FRANCONIA NOTCH (WHITE MOUNTAINS) - NEW HAMPSHIRE - OCT 13 2001 - 3PM TWO WITNESSES TRAVELING SOUTH ON INT 93 SATURDAY MID AFTERNOON, CLEAR WEATHER. PICKUP TRAVEL SPEED 60 mph +/-... AN 8 FOOT LONG DULL BLACK OBJECT APPEARED OVER RIGHTHAND BUMPER (abt.4 foot above truck hood) - PASSED OVER HOOD OVER LEFTSIDE OF TRUCK CAB. PASS TOOK ABT. 2 SECONDS.

BOTH WITNESSES SAW A "LINE" of something... looking like small holes, portholes, in a row...perhaps 4 - 6 of them - reflections in each 'hole' could be from sunlight, or holes being "seethrough"; or possible dim light from within object.

This object was observed at very close quarters - less than 8 feet from driver and passenger - and truck was going at 60 mph +/-, and observation time was 2 seconds... view was that of a very long "cigar shape" - seemed to have a "split" front (fork) - witnesses agree that it could have been of a dif shape (like disc viewed from the side, slightly tilted) - it was of a very dull black...color. No sound, nor effect on trucks driving ability (wind, electronic interference, etc.) was observed...

In pickup truck there were two minors asleep in back of extended cab.

I am reporting above on behalf of the two witnesses, who have been shaken up since the sighting, and they wish to remain annynomous. Both are very serious about this, and suspect it may be a man-made object, and if so, are very concerned for the road travelling public. Sketch and info available from the undersigned, and I invite any comments.

Sincerely, ((name and e-address deleted)) New Hampshire