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Occurred : 8/15/1957 21:00 (Entered as : 08/1957 2100)
Reported: 10/21/2002 7:04:54 PM 19:04
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Exeter, NH
Shape: Disk
Duration:3 minutes
UFO Incident Exeter Newhampshire 1957

I have been reluctant until now to tell this story. My family was summering in Landcaster New Hampshire during 1957. On a Friday night in August My Father,(An Episcopal Minister), mother, brother, the Bishop of Massachusetts, and I were returning home from a 7:00 PM movie in Exeter New Hampshire. It was aproximately 9:00 PM. We were driving along and suddenly saw a light in the sky over the mountains. My father pulled over to the side of the road so that we could get a better look at the light. At first we thought it was a spotlight shining on a cloud. But when we pulled over and stopped, we got a better look at it. It was a saucer shaped object. It was stationery, several hundred feet above a mountain. There was no sound from the object. One edge of the craft was tilted down toward us, and we could see across the top of it. In the middle of the craft was a very bright white light that seemed to pulsate and change colors slightly. From a bright white, to a reddish and yellow. Around the outer edge of the craft were bright white lights also. They too seemed to be pulsating, and changing colors slightly. White, yellow, and red. We watched the craft for a couple of minutes as it stood still above the mountain top. There were scattered clouds, and the craft illuminated the clouds closest to it. Suddenly the craft went from a dead stop, to completely out of sight in about 2 seconds. It took off upward in the direction of the farthest side of the craft, which was higher than the side facing us, and at about the same angle that it had been in while stationery. We all didn't know what to say or do. We pulled back onto the road and continued home. There was very little talk about it on the way home, but my brother and I kept saying to each other, "I don't believe what we saw". "It was a UFO"!At the time I was 12 years old and by brother was 10.

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