UFOs (Unexplained Fantastical Observations)

UFOs is the cover story from the September 2022 issue of New Hampshire Magazine.

Features by Bonnie Meroth and J.W. Ocker with story and photos by David Mendelsohn

Ever since Ezekiel saw a fiery, celestial wheel-in-a-wheel in the skies of ancient Chaldea, people have been sharing their tales of instrusions into our Earthly airspace, but few such tales echo in the vaults of history. New Hampshire is the setting for two that do, and these two still shape the way we look at — and look for — UFOs. This year, “disclosure” efforts are underway in Congress and the Department of Defense, and it’s been 75 years since the world was told that a flying saucer had crashed in Roswell, New Mexico — a report that was quickly denied and covered up. With sightings seemingly on the increase, this month seems like a good time to review our own pieces of the great UFO puzzle.

Unexplained Fantastical Observations

Sign of Things To Come

Photo by Jared Zabel CURRENT TEXT (with inaccurate portion in: red): Betty and Barney Hill Incident: On the night of September 19–20, 1961, Portsmouth, NH couple Betty and Barney Hill experienced a close encounter with an…

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UFOs in New Hampshire

Fifty years ago this September, a UFO was spotted over Exeter. Or was it something else? This case (and many others that took place here in New Hampshire) remains unsolved. Discover the evidence, read the accounts and decide for yourself what did or didn’t happen.