Town Wants UFO Memorial Moved; Witness Says No Way
Thom Reed is willing to pick a fight
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 14, 2018 4:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who experienced a close encounter is objecting, the AP reports. The 5,000-pound memorial in Sheffield was installed in 2015, but was moved about 30 feet a few weeks later when it was discovered it was on town land. Now, Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard tells the Berkshire Eagle it has to be moved again because it's on a town right-of-way easement. That's not sitting well with Thom Reed.

"This isn't fair to the community," says Reed. "It's not right having nothing there." Reed is also perplexed because he and town officials joined forces to give the memorial its current position. "She chose the spot herself," he says about LaBombard. Now Reed is threatening legal action. "This has come up more than once," he says. "We're not done with the monument." He was 9 when he, his mother, grandmother, and brother saw what he described as a "self-contained glow" that flooded their car with an amber light. About 40 people in several surrounding towns reported the strange light.


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