Sheffield, Massachusetts: UFO Close Encounter Monument

Marks 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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Thomas Reed UFO Monument Park

The UFO park is a beautiful, intriguing area of land, perfect for a picnic, near a covered bridge and cornfields. Amid the landscape stands a monument, the only one of its kind, to an actual UFO abduction. Documented as true by the Great Barrington Historical Society. We went there during the day as well as the evening, when it becomes aglow with orbs, strange lights, shadows, and figures. It is an amazing place to explore for everyone, especially paranormal and UFO enthusiasts. I loved it!

[Karen Pinsonnault, 12/02/2017]

UFO Monument.

Thom Reed UFO Monument Park

The Thom Reed UFO Monument Park is sponsored by, among others, the International UFO Museum in Roswell and Thom Reed of Miami Models. We noticed sponsored benches, solar lights, and the official State Seal of Massachusetts and Governor's induction letters affixed to the marker.

[How-cool-is-this, 07/09/2017]

The Reed family had its Close Encounter here on September 1, 1969.

UFO Encounter monument.

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."

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