Here is an aerial photo of the site showing the exact landing area:
You can easily find this on Google Earth using the coordinates: 41◦49’ 18.07” N 71◦26’49.68” W. I have marked on the aerial view the
location of the church and the field. I have not marked the location of the house, but it was directly across (East) from the field. Oddly enough,
the object was seen on the ground in the Southernmost corner of the field directly on the baseball diamond. The worn spot on the ground is the result
of more recent baseball games. Before the school was built, baseball was played there, but in a different corner of the field.
This neighborhood has changed little since that time, with the exception of the building of a school in the Northern portion of the field, and the
absence of a building that burned down across from the church. Approximately 5 houses were torn down to clear the way for the school, so the field is
roughly the same size as it was in the 40’s.
My mother is one of the most trustworthy sources I know, and I say that not only because she is my mother. She is old fashioned to an extent, and not
prone to a wild imagination or belief in any new age theories. Apart from this one event, she has lived a very normal lower-middle class life with no
deviations into the unusual whatsoever. She has one unusual characteristic – she can remember the finest details of the most mundane events, so
remembering this event is particularly easy for her. She can recall the neighborhood with amazing detail. She can tell you what color each house was
in the neighborhood back in the 40’s. This is, of course, a single event 60 years ago, so there is naturally some faded memory of this event.
My aunts are also trustworthy, with one of them being a former teacher and the valedictorian in mathematics from a large Rhode Island college. I have
never known any of them to exaggerate or fabricate stories.
They, and I, have nothing to gain from relating this story. I am now collecting the story for ATS in part because my grandfather is getting very old
(last chance to get his story again), and also because after reading stories on ATS and reading about the various sightings that have been reported, I
recognized that my mother’s is a significant sighting.
I know the ATS motto, pictures or it didn’t happen. For the most part I agree, but the quality of the three witnesses (in my opinion) involved in
this case are extraordinary. The fact that the story has remained unchanged for 60 years is impressive. The lack of any dramatic flair common to
these stories adds credibility. And finally, she is my mother, and I know her better than anyone, and I believe with all my heart that she saw what
she says she saw.
Assuming you don’t want to call my mother and her sisters liars (feel free, but I will disagree), it’s a matter of misidentification. The only
possible alternative would be a blimp, but this is inconsistent with the evidence. This link shows the history of the blimp and general structure:
To counter the usual comments about postings on here, yes I joined fairly recently, and specifically for the purpose of posting this story. I have no
other accounts on ATS, and I have never posted before. I have been reading ATS for about a year now with mixed emotions on the postings. I am not
interested in hits on this topic, and if nobody even comments on it I won’t be terribly disappointed. I don’t much care about flags and stars,
but if those help the story to get to the right people, then I encourage it. This is not a hoax, but I know that merely saying that means nothing.
I’d welcome alternative explanations. Feel free to ask questions, and I’ll do my best to get answers, but have patience, since I have a full time
job and I may have to check with up to 4 people to get the answer.