One of our Head in the Clouds followers, "Dave Hayes the Weather Nut" asked his Facebook friends about the UFO sighting we reported last night, and he's received some interesting responses. One person reported: “Was driving home from work in CT at 1 am on 202 in Pelham saw bright white orb half the size of my car .... Came from above the trees and went probably 10ft. over my cars hood kinda drove under it. I have never seen anything like it freaked me out don't really know what it was I took off as fast as I could...” Another person noted (and we have confirmed) that if you Google Amherst UFO sightings, you will see quite a few, especially recently. Another person pointed out that “there is a DARPA radar/spy array in N Amherst next to Watrobas FWIW.” (Is that true? And if it is true, should I be writing about it here?! And how would that factor into a UFO sighting anyway?) And Dave also reports that someone else he knows reported seeing “bright lights high up in the sky hovering over the CT River, stationary about the same time as the Amherst sighting last night. She assumed it was C5 from Westfield, but thought it odd that it wasn't moving and much brighter than the planes that usually fly over the river.” So . . . what’s going on here? Clearly something.
[Added after original posting: Just got confirmation from a second person - not at all connected to the first - who saw the same object last night as the one we originally reported about. Also, read the "comments" below for more updates.]