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January UFO Sightings in the Early Seventies
UFO Depiction
Published: 12:58 PM 1/8/2013

By ROBIN SMITH-JOHNSON

Imagine a winter’s morning with snow on the ground and thick ice on Scargo Lake in Dennis. The morning must have seemed silent and magical.

Then, a mysterious object shoots across the sky and disappears behind a line of trees. This event happened on Jan. 7, 1971 when a strange metallic object was seen by two boys on their way to school.

Although the boys saw the bright orange object independent of the other, their stories checked out. The only minute detail separating their accounts was that one boy thought he saw “a small flame at the rear of the object whereas the second boy saw only the object.” (from an official NICAP probe).

One boy ran to Scargo Lake and discovered a huge hole with steam rising out of it (the hole was reported to measure 25 by 100 feet). The other boy hurried on to school and told disbelieving teachers about his experience.

Over the next few days, police, newspaper reporters and the Air Force investigated the event. Residents also confirmed that there had been no hole in the ice the day before the glowing object was seen.

According to the NICAP report, “there was no apparent way the hole could have been made literally overnight in subfreezing weather.” The temperature at the time of the object’s appearance was 22 degrees. Divers explored the area the following spring but nothing was ever discovered.

Almost a year later on Jan. 2, 1972, three Hyannis boys saw glowing lights over the athletic field at the Hyannis Middle School around 6:30 p.m.

In a Cape Cod Times story, the boys described the lights as “belly-to-belly frisbees.”

The boys, two brothers and a friend, watched the strange lights for five to ten minutes before the blobs started moving. Finally, the lights “headed northeast, going pretty fast but keeping together. That was the last time we saw them.”

The boys told their skeptical mother about their experience and finally convinced her to investigate; however, nothing showed up at the Truro Air Force station, site of several big radar antennas.

Over the years reports of UFOs and other unidentified objects have surfaced. Fact or fantasy? I would love to hear your stories, ideas or comments. Cape history is full of mysterious and unexplained events.

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