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UFO Close Encounter Monument - Sheffield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 07.447 W 073° 21.248
18T E 636043 N 4664867
Quick Description: A granite monument, containing an official citation from the Governor of Massachusetts, marks the spot where the Reed Family claims to have had a physical encounter with a UFO. It is located east of the Old Covered Bridge in Sheffield, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2017 4:23:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMVQEC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 2

Long Description:

The monument is in the area where Thomas Reed and his younger brother saw a UFO in 1966, 1967 and again in 1969. When Thomas Reed was 6 years old he reports being taken aboard a circular looking vessel by extra-terrestrial beings. In he fall of 1969 he and his younger brother Matthew experienced bright bursts of light through their bedroom window. Thomas was engulfed in the light and his brother was now speaking to an empty bed. An odd stillness ensued and their mother, Nancy, and their grandmother, Marian, were experiencing a cataleptic state.

For decades Thomas Reed worked to have his story vindicated. On November 3, 20015 he obtained a "Citation of Recognition" from the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The UFO monument reproduces the citation on the black painted granite monument. The citation is inscribed:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
{Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts}
Thomas E. Reed

On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
I am pleased to confer upon you this Governor's Citation in recognition
of the off-world incident on September 1st, 1969, which engaged the Reed Family, which
has been established. Your dedicated service to the incident was factually upheld,
founded, and deemed historically significant and true by means of Massachusetts
Historians. The records highlighting the historic event are now officially part of the
Great Barrington, MA Historical Society's Collection and your recent induction into
Massachusetts History

This Third Day of November in the year 2015
{signed}         {signed}
Charles D. Baker          Karyn E. Polito
Governor            Lieutenant Governor

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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