Keep watching the skies….
“Joe” sat eating a sandwich the first time he saw it.
Brightly lit and seeming not to move, it hung on the horizon. It was visible through a gap in the electrical wires across the street above the tops of the nearby hills.
The object, which appeared to be fairly large from his vantage point, looked as if it were about three-quarters of an inch by and inch or two across, but far off up in the early evening fall sky.
He said he nearly choked when the thing that hung in space began to move.
As he sat finishing his sub, the object was still there, but by the time he was done, it was gone.
Joe said he is a believer in UFOs and has read extensively on the reports of others, now he’s sure he’s finally seen one of his own.
Joe, who asked that his real name not be used, said his grandson showed up after he finished eating and the two of them decided to take a drive and see if they could spot the object again.
He first cited the unknown object about 45 minutes before the pair departed Quaker Street and it had been visible most of that time.
“I just wondered,” he said, “how does it stop without falling?”
Joe said they saw the object again after driving down Route 149 toward Hartford. As they came down the hill, toward the intersection – there it was.
“It was bright. The whole thing was shiny but it was brighter on both ends,” Joe said, as if it had large wingtip lights.
The problem was the object had no wingtips or any other characteristics of a traditional aircraft, propeller of jet, could be seen.
The object was roughly rectangular and bore a striking resemblance to other objects spotted in the skies around the world for decades.
Single instances of eyewitness accounts of UFOs fill up entire volumes each year and an entire industry has sprung up around the possibility that “the truth is out there” which is where Joe’s story differs from many other accounts.
Joe has his grandson, and the pair was able to track down the object and see it as a pair.
It gets better.
Joe has seen the same thing several times and with other witnesses.
Joe kept his eyes peeled and saw the object again, the same in appearance, in the same place
At least two other men have seen the thing and can verify they, too, saw something.
One of those men, “Steve” – also not his real name – said he was at the firehouse the day the object was first spotted.
“I know it wasn’t a star, and I know it wasn’t a plane; it could have been a satellite, but I don’t know what it was,” he said. Steve also referred to a recent article from the McClatchy Newspapers about a 77-year-old former military pilot’s post-World War II encounter over England.
“It looked just like that,” he said.
In the article the object is described as being roughly rectangular and brightly lit, just like what was seen over Granville.
Steve said as many as five others saw the same object and even looked at it through binoculars and the fire company’s thermal imaging camera.
The thermal camera didn’t show anything out of the ordinary and looking at the object through binoculars made one thing clear to him – whatever it was, it was there. Steve said seeing something he can’t explain doesn’t automatically make him think it was an interstellar craft full of little green illegal immigrants; he just can’t explain what it actually was.
“It was something different,” he said.
Editors note: The story below was told to Granville Sentinal reporter Matthew Rice by two individuals who wished to remain anonymous due to the stigma sometimes attached to those who have claimed to see something unusual. They do not claim to have seen a spaceship or "little green men," but did see a phenomenon they could not explain. Names have been changed to protect these witnesses.