Strange that I had not heard of this before as I have lived in NJ most of my life.
"A local investigative group that has been researching accounts of unidentified objects on Long Island for the past five years released a report
(with photos and a video tape) yeaterday that claims an alien space
craft crashed into a remote area of Southaven Park in Shirley just before Thanksgiving last year.
The incident happened just after 7:00 P.M. on the night of November 24, according to John Ford, chairman of the Long Island U.F.O. Network, who said
that it has taken his group six months to do a thorough investigation.
It was just recently, though, that his group was able to acquire the video and the photos. "We knew that something crashed into the park that night
and we have, bit by bit," said Ford, "been able to finally put the picture together.""
"Although some of the area fire departments were initially called, they were turned back and the fire was handled by the federally controlled
Brookhaven National Laboratory Fire Department, said Ford.
Ford's group finally gained admittance into the park a week later. "We found an area that was burned out and some trees were bent over," Ford
recalled. "A section looked like it had been plowed over by machinery." But two things were of particular interest to Ford. "We were getting a
higher than normal radiation reading in the area, higher than regular background
radiation, and the fence line in that area," said Ford, "had no magnetic reading." Ford explained that metal fences maintain a magnetic charge from
the Earth. "Something had stripped away the magnetic charge of the fence.""
SOUTH SHORE PRESS Vol. X, No 7
Tuesday, May 25, 1993
UFO CRASH AT SOUTHAVEN PARK?
This one seems to be the same incident, but it is said to have happened two days earlier.
"The following was taken from J.B. Michaels book, UFO Encounters - The True Story Behind The Brookhaven and Carp Incidents,
'On November 22, 1992, two alien spacecraft were shot down over Southaven Park, by a quark-gluon plasma beam which originated from Brookhaven Labs in
Brookhaven, New York. The resulting massive fire which could be seen for miles...was radioactive and handled by the Brookhaven radioactive fire team.
The military, SWAT and assorted other rescue units from the hamlet, responded to the area . The military, immediately cordoned off the park and
surrounding streets . They remained that way for several days. "
Does anyone from the area remember this happening at the time? Unfortunitly I can't seem to find the pictures that are mentioned in the first