Stafford isn’t far from Bradley Field in CT, so air traffic is a fairly frequent occurrence. But one afternoon in late November 2017, it wasn’t a Boeing or an Airbus that made an appearance. While sitting in a shopping center parking lot, waiting for her husband, a woman saw a large, cigar-shaped, metallic craft emerge from the Northeast. There were no apparent wings or tail structure. The object was drifting rather low above tree level and didn’t make any noise. She looked around the parking lot to see if anyone else was noticing it, but anyone who was outside seemed focused on their shopping bags, vehicles, and/or cell phones.
She continued to watch the craft’s trajectory toward the Southwest. It continued on and went behind a stand of tall trees and out of sight. She kept watching, expecting it to re-emerge from the other side of the copse, but that didn’t happen. The object never re-appeared. There was no apparent place it could have landed and there wasn’t any kind of a crash anywhere. It simply vanished.
I have neither heard nor read about any other account of this sighting. I did check on Peter Davenport’s National UFO Reporting Center website, (nuforc.org), in the state of Washington and found eight UFO reports for central MA and six UFO reports for northern CT within a week or so of this sighting, but found nothing from the Stafford area.
How many people look up a lot these days to gaze at the stars, watch the clouds, or even take in a beautiful sunset? Ancient peoples studied the heavens to determine and plan their cycles of life. In the twenty-first century, people study the horizon of their cell phones, glued to mundane messages that don’t foretell much past the next few coming hours. We miss so much and don’t seem to care if we are in touch with our greater universal existence or not.