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The Exeter Incident: A Closer Look at One of the Most Famous UFO Sightings

Betty and Barney Hill

The Exeter Incident is one of the most famous UFO sightings in history. It occurred on September 3, 1965, in Exeter, New Hampshire, and has been the subject of much debate and speculation ever since. The incident involved multiple witnesses and was investigated by several organizations, including the United States Air Force.

The event began when a 18-year-old boy named Norman Muscarello was hitchhiking near Exeter. At around 2 a.m., he saw a huge object in the sky that he described as being about 80 feet in diameter and 20 feet tall. The object was flashing red lights and moved silently across the sky.

Muscarello was so scared that he ran to the local police station to report what he had seen. The police officer on duty, Eugene Bertrand, also saw the object and called for backup. Officer David Hunt arrived on the scene and saw the object as well.

Later that same night, several other witnesses reported seeing the same object in the sky. Two of these witnesses, Betty and Barney Hill, reported being abducted by alien beings who conducted medical experiments on them.

Hand-drawn map of the Exeter incident from Project Blue Book archive

The incident was widely reported in the media and quickly gained national attention. The Air Force was called in to investigate, but their report concluded that the incident was likely caused by natural phenomena such as weather balloons or other aircraft. However, many UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists believe that the Air Force was covering up the true nature of the incident.

The Exeter Incident has been the subject of many books, documentaries, and TV shows. It remains one of the most famous and debated UFO sightings in history. The incident has also had a significant impact on the town of Exeter, which has embraced its place in UFO lore and even hosts an annual UFO festival.

The Exeter Incident is a fascinating and controversial event that has captured the imaginations of people around the world. While the true nature of the incident may never be known, it remains an important part of UFO history and continues to intrigue and inspire people to this day.

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