Residents share details of
reported UFO encounter By
Margaret Smith/ Staff Writer Thursday, October 19, 2006
A man and woman in
Billerica claim their lives have been altered since a huge, luminous
object they said appeared over their porch one winter evening,
levitating the woman, blistering the man's hand, and leaving white,
powdery material that quickly disappeared afterward.
investigation reported in the Billerica Minuteman has now caught the
attention of an international audience, after a couple in town
posted a firsthand narrative on a Canadian UFO Web site and UFO
sites worldwide picked up links both to their account and the
couple, identified only as Robert and Anne, are scheduled to share
their story in an interview with radio talk show host Jeff Rense
Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. on the Jeff Rense Show, which is broadcast
on a satellite network.
show is also available on line at www.rense.com.
couple are scheduled as guests of Vike, who, holds a regular spot on
the radio show and who posted the narrative on his UFO research Web
this story and experience was a dandy, as we do not hear many
stories like this," Vike said.
report is also under investigation by Mark Petty, a former Billerica
resident now living in Nashua, N.H., and a volunteer with
Massachusetts Mutual UFO Network, which follows up on reports of
unusual sightings of or contacts with objects in the sky.
who has given presentations on UFO investigations at the Billerica
Senior Center, said he gave a talk on the couple's experience at the
network's conference Oct. 14 in Watertown.
said the couple were counseled not to talk publicly about their
experience until the investigation was complete, but said, "It's
their decision. They are the people who actually experienced
Light in the night
narrative, Robert said the encounter occurred Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004,
when he and Anne saw a ball of light in the night sky about 7:10
they saw the apparition through a sliding door leading to a deck off
the kitchen. He described "a huge ball of brilliant white light
coming toward the house from the west," slightly above the tops of
object came closer, he said it appeared to grow bigger, and stopped
above the house, where it appeared "absolutely huge, maybe two,
maybe three football fields. The white light engulfed
the intense light, the glare didn't hurt their eyes, he said, but
hovered silently for a few minutes before a pale blue light emitted
from the underside and formed a perfect square on the deck.
said the light fully engulfed Anne, who was lifted off the deck,
prompting Robert to open the sliding door with one hand and grab
Anne's waist by other. He said he pulled her into the house and the
looked out again, the strange light was gone, he said.
the ordeal, Anne went unconscious. When she came around, she said
she remembered seeing the blue light and that Robert described it as
square, but could not remember any details after that. [continue]