Sheffield, Massachusetts: UFO Close Encounter MonumentMarks the spot where the Reed family encountered a UFO and were removed from their station wagon in 1969. Not an abduction, more like an unexpected visit. The monument was unveiled in August 2015.
- Covered Bridge Lane, Sheffield, MA
- From downtown Sheffield drive north on US Hwy 7 for one mile. Turn right onto Covered Bridge Lane (It's just before a white church on the right). Drive to the parking area, then walk across the covered bridge. The monument is at the other end of the bridge.
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UFO Close Encounter Monument
This UFO monument, which appears to have been totally different and in a different location only a year earlier, is on the east side of the covered bridge which you cannot drive across. But if you approach from the west, there is a small parking lot and you can walk across the bridge. My dogs were pretty skeptical about the whole affair.[John LaSala, 09/29/2016]
The monument features a 2015 citation signed by Governor Charles Baker "in recognition of the off-world incident on September 1st, 1969, which engaged the Reed Family, which has been established."