Do you think that strange flying objects and bright lights in the sky began to notice relatively recently? Not! The first records were found in the puritans who noticed strange lights in the sky.
On March 1, 1639, John Winthrop opened his diary in which he described the achievements of his fellow puritans who had begun a new life in America. At that moment he was the governor of the colony of the Massachusetts Bay. Scientists carefully flipped through the diary and on that date found an interesting entry about a strange event that caused a stir among English immigrants.
Winthrop wrote that at the beginning of the year, a sober and strong guy, James Everell, and two friends rowed in a boat on the river that flowed through the marshes and into the tidal basin of another river. Suddenly they noticed a bright light in front of them in the night sky. It flared up and it seemed that it appeared literally from under the water.
Portrait of John Winthrop
Then the light flew away from them towards the settlement. The boatmen said that for 2-3 hours they saw the light rushing between them and the village at great speed. There were eyewitnesses in the village who saw a strange bright object. The governor called witnesses “trustworthy people.” When the strange glow disappeared, the boatmen noticed with surprise that they were several kilometers higher upstream against the river, although they said that they did not row, but all the time they watched the light.
Then a record appears on January 18, 1644, where Winthrop writes that the strange phenomenon had already returned to the sky of Boston:
“Around midnight, three men, approaching in a boat to Boston, saw two fires arising from the water near the city bay. The form resembled a man. The lights went to the southern part of the city and disappeared ”.
A week later, another entry appeared:
“A light that resembled the moon in brightness appeared in Boston again, flying over the city at high speed. Now they say that he shot a flame and sparkled in different colors. The object around eight in the evening saw a lot of people ”.
In one of the latest recordings, Winthrop points out that some people saw lights again, but now strange voices have been added to them. I also found a sailor who said that he had noticed strange “bad people” who were talking to him. Later this eyewitness will be suspected of setting fire to the ship and killing the entire crew, to which he will reply that he simply executed the order of the “nonhumans”.