This is Mike Pittaro; I learned through a close friend that the video (but not the photos) my wife and I took on 9-21-2015 appeared on this message
I would like to state a few things (if I may) to the good people of Above Top Secret to (hopefully) clear the air a bit. But instead of delving into
the story itself (which has spread like wild fire to my dismay), I'd like to address the circulation of the story itself and our photos/videos:
1.) The photos and video were never intended for the general public. They were shared with close friends on Facebook because we both (my wife and I)
felt the event was amazing, but spooky at the same time, and felt our close friends would be interested in what we filmed.) Even now, we do not know
if a close friend was responisible or if a friend of a friend was, but someone other than my wife and I contacted the media about the video and photos
we caught on 9-21-2015. My wife and I live a very quiet life together, and we DID NOT want ANY of the footage to reach the public. Quite frankly, I
don't want to be known as some crazy 'NH Man That Chases lights in the sky.' In fact, I don't want to be known in any capacity regarding the event,
but I also know that isn't possible considering the circumstances.
2. My wife is a photographer hobbist, and 9-21-2015 wasn't the first time she has taken photos of the skyline at the Target/Best Buy mall at dusk.
(She has many backups spanning years of photos that have been taken of the skyline at the Target/Best Buy mall, and NOTHING out of the ordinary has
ever been captured.)
3. A local Concord, NH newspaper (known as the Concord Patch) covered the story first, and later updated the story in the their comments section
stating that 7 additional witnesses had come forward, claiming to not only have seen the same objects my wife and I captured on 9-21-2015, but none of
them were anywhere near the Target/Best Buy mall or any lights. (I can't confirm or deny whether any of the the 7 witnesess provided the Concord
Patch/Journalist with any photos and/or videos; people will have to ask him, I would imagine.
I don't know if this site allows attatchments for newly created accounts (I know some message boards have restrictions), but I will provide a
screenshot of the journalist's update to our story. I will also provide the link to the actual article and comment section for the good people here at
Above Top Secret to read.
4. I have NEVER stated publicly what I believed those objects were/are; In fact, I may never actually do it. I made this decision because I can't,
with any certainty, say if they were Government Black Project drones, a strange light phenomenon, Santa Clause, or even UFOs/ extraterrestrial.
Anything being said right now, whether it be message boards or on public media, is sheer speculation by those reporting on the event, and not from my
my wife and I. Which brings me to my next point...
5. We never gave permission to CBS (or ANYONE else for that matter) to publish our photos and videos of the event. I am real Interested in knowing
where that poster's information came from about my wife and I getting paid $1000 from CBS for our video or us seeking fame; it's complete, utter
bull#. And if if that message board user, Game Over Man, even BOTHERED to research the story, he would have known that my wife takes photos of
sunsets ALL the time, and the sunset that evening was incredibly beautiful. The panoramic HD photo she (my wife) first took of the sunset (which is on
our Flickr account) shows the object, which prompted us to start filming (and me asking those around us to confirm the object in the sky with their
own cellphones.). The original article from the Concord Patch mentions this, along with the 7 new witnesses that have recently come forward in the
past few days (see 3.)
6.) I have been approached by TV stations (the first being WBZ Boston; their offer was posted to my Facebook page in the comment section regarding
John Boehner's resignation from Congress.) I politely turned down the TV interview (like all the others I have recently received) because 1.) I don't
want to be known as some kook that chases lights in the sky and 2) I love my family too much to put them through the stress and defamation this crap
has ALREADY caused without my permission. I also felt that going on National TV served NO purpose (not to mention making matters worse for me and my
For the record, I want to say that I don't believe UFO experincers and/or believers are kooks; I just wanted to keep our event personal and quiet so
the 'other' half of the population wouldn't start with the name calling, the defamation, etc., against me and my loved ones, but unfourtanetly a few
individuals (not from here, I believe) have been hellbent on making it a reality for us.
I really don't have much else to say. While my Facebook page is private (as I already explained - my wife and I live quiet lives together), anyone
wanting to send me a friend request there to see how all these events unfolded are welcome to.
Thank you all for giving me the oppurtunity to speak and to clear the air a bit.
Original story from Concord Patch: patch.com...
(NOTE: I can't to seem to add a photo attachement from my phone, but the journalist that mentions the 7 additional witnesses writes about it in the
comment section of the article)
Edited for spelling.
edit on 27-9-2015 by MikePittaro74 because: (no reason given)