"It was duskish. I saw a ball of bright white light with golden-yellowish edges about 20 feet above my head," recalled Andrew Ulery of his encounter with a glowing orb on Park Street, when he was a freshman in high school. "It was following me for about a full minute, until I reached the bridge that crosses the railroad." (Visitors to Exeter have reported observing a pyramid of lights above this section of the railroad tracks.)Ulery, the black-bearded manager of the Loaf and Ladle, who is seldom separated froma sporty cap, said the "ball of lightning" was about the size of a basketball and he remembered "being glad I didn't scuff my feet — that lightning thing."As Ulery reached the bridge, the object "just took off" and he recalled a "surreal feeling" and being mesmerized by it.
Other Balls of Light
A ball of bright light hung
suspended in the air just outside the window of a Phillips Exeter
Two young mothers — spouses of academy
instructors, each with little children at the time — watched in
surprise as the glowing object, about the size of a soccer ball,
traveled down Tan Lane, over the rooftop of an academy building and
disappeared from sight.
According to one of the
women, a formerteacher who has requested anonymity, the event was in
the late 1960s around the time when there was much talk of probes being
sent out from UFOs.
Another Exeter academician,
one of the town's "super moms" and a member of the Exonian family,
related an incident dating to when she resided on Tan Lane. Her
children and their friends, who "were always outside playing and
traveled about in a pack everywhere together," burst through the door
"agoggle." They breathlessly spewed out a description of a UFO they saw
descend onto the academy grounds. "I was non-judgemental as I
listened," she said, recalling that one of her sons, now 28, was 9
years old at the time.
Peter Geremia of Rye, UFO
researcher and MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) director emeritus, said while
such ball of light reports are not common, they do occur.H......
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