First American UFO Sightings: 1639 – 1644

from Extraordinary Intelligence

March 17, 2012 by

Recently, I’d been hearing talk around the water cooler (not really) that UFO sightings really didn’t start occurring until the 1940′s and 1950′s.    Of course, we all know that the flying saucer craze did kick into high gear during those decades, but few realize that the UFO history of the United States goes back much further.

In 1639, Boston Founder and Governor John Winthrop made a peculiar entry in his journal.   Within, he describes how several “sober” and “discreet” men spotted an unusual object in the sky that shone as a great light.  The object was large and moved across the night sky that suddenly took on the shape of a pig.  The event lasted a few hours, and by the time it ended, the crew on board the ship who’d been witnessing the bizarre phenomena found that they’d been pushed back from their original destination quite a bit.  It seems others outside the sailors spotted the same object from the shore: . . . Read complete report

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