They saw 'strange lights in the sky'The Vermont Air National Guard was conducting practice maneuvers in the area on Wednesday, but Somerset County Sheriff Barry A. DeLong hasn't ruled out UFOs. He's seen one before.
By LARRY GRARD
February 23, 2007
ANSON -- It was about 7:30 Wednesday night when Gehri Rinaldi took time out from her son's 14th birthday party. She went outside to the front porch and lit a cigarette.
That's when she saw the strange lights in the sky. In all directions.
By the time the UFO show was over, Rinaldi and her son, Dalton Mosher, had seen weird, inexplicable sights.
"I saw four of them in a row, and I went, 'wow,'" Rinaldi recalled. "The lights were reddish-orange. I called Dalton out. We looked left and saw two more. And then we saw them going through the trees. That's how low they were."
The family's experience was one of at least four reported Wednesday -- all at about the same time and in the same general area -- to the Somerset County Communications Center.
It happened back in the 1970s, when he was on patrol one night in Bingham.
"I didn't want to talk about it," DeLong said. "I didn't want people to think I was crazy."
DeLong said the lights he saw were not far from the ground.
"They were hovering about 15 feet from my cruiser, late at night," the sheriff said.
"It had fixed lights that were spinning. It was huge, and oval-shaped. I knew it wasn't a jet fighter. It slowly started backing off toward Sugarloaf, and then at a terrific speed." [Source]