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The 1760 report is likely the first documented UFO report on the planet. However, it certainly wasn't the last UFO report to come out of the Bridgewater Triangle.•Halloween 1908 marked another UFO sighting, documented in local newspapers.
•In 1968, five people claimed that they saw a strange ball of light floating among the trees in a wooded part of Rehoboth3.
•In the 1970's, UFO sightings were frequently reported to occur in different areas of the Bridgewater Triangle1. In one 1976 report, two UFOs were seen landing along Route 44 near Taunton.
•In 1994, a Bridgewater Law Enforcement Officer reported seeing a triangular shaped craft with red and white lights.
•The town of Raynham frequently receives reports of glowing balls of light, floating over the ground at the local dog track
In 1978, paranormal researcher Joseph M. DeAndrade claims to have observed another such creature as it slowly walked into the brush of the Hockomock Swamp, about 200 yards from his location. He chronicled his sighting in his 1997 book, Passing Strange: True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors
In the middle of the Bridgewater Triangle is Hockamock Swamp. Entering the swamp is like walking back in time, an untouched stretch of land remaining in a rapidly developing county. There have been numerous sightings of unclassified animals, unexplained lights and smells and noises coming from the muck since the earliest writings of Europeans in the area. The Native of the region, mainly members of the Wampanoag tribe, feared the swamp as well. Hockamock loosely translates to “place of spirits,” but has also appeared as, “place of darkness”, “place of evil” and “place of dark spirits.” Regardless of the exact meaning of the word, the tribe seemed to make some connection between the swamp and the spirit world. The question remains; why a people so in tune with the natural environment around them would label someplace as dark or full of spirits? The answer might lie in evidence from the present.
Thunderbird sightings: Giant birds or pterodactyl-like flying creature with wingspans 8–12 feet are claimed to have been seen in Hockomock Swamp and neighboring Taunton, including a report by Norton Police Sergeant Thomas Downy.