The first UFO sighting in the United States was documented by the English Puritan jurist John Winthrop on March 1, 1639. While settlers from the English colonies were settling on the east coast of America, the founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, John Winthrop, noticed something unusual in the sky of Boston. He also wrote this down in his diary.
Winthrop recorded that a man named James Everell (whom he called "sober and judicious") was rowing with two other men in a boat on the Muddy River at night when they noticed a light in the sky.
"When he stood still, he was flashing and was about three yards (3 meters). When he started to move, he shrank to the size of a pig."
According to the people on the boat, they saw a mysterious light that repeatedly floated between them and the village of Charlestown (about 2 miles (3 km) from their boat) over two to three hours. Other trustworthy people saw him that night.
Winthrop wrote that after the mysterious light disappeared, the three men had no idea how they moved one mile (1.5 km) upstream. They did not remember that they were going against the current of the river. If a similar incident happened in our time, the researchers would call it an alien abduction.
Winthrop also mentioned other UFO sightings in his diary. On January 18, 1644, he wrote: “At about midnight, three men who came by boat to Boston saw two lights emerging from the water at the northern point of the city bay, shaped like a man, and they moved towards the city at a short distance, and so on to the southern points, and disappeared there."
In the same year, he wrote about another impressive unexplained aerial phenomenon that took place in Boston. At about 8 p.m., he said, one bright circular object appeared from the side of the New England colony in Boston and merged with another object on Notles Island (the historic island of Boston Harbor). They made several maneuvers, after which they disappeared.
He went on to add: "Sometimes they released flames and sometimes sparks. It was about eight o'clock in the evening, and they were seen by many."