Pease Air Force Base (Pease AFB) occupies approximately 4,365 acres of land in southeastern New Hampshire. It is bordered on the east by the City of Portsmouth, on the north by the Town of Newington, and on the southeast by the Town of Greenland.
Pease AFB was developed in the early 1930's by the City of Portsmouth as a 300-acre municipal airport. The Navy leased the airport during World War II, and in 1946, exclusive rights to the field were transferred from the Navy to the Air Force. In 1951, the installation was selected for development as a Strategic Air Command (SAC) base. Purchase of additional land needed for expansion of the base started in 1952 and was completed in 1956. Ground breaking for the new SAC facilities took place in 1954, and the first B-47 bombers arrived in 1956. During its history, Pease AFB has been the home of the 100th Bombardment Wing and the 509th Bombardment Wing, whose mission is to develop and maintain operational capacity to permit the conduct of strategic warfare in the event of war. The New Hampshire Air National Guard relocated the 157th Military Airlift Group (MAG) from Grenier Field at Manchester, NH to Pease AFB in 1966. The mission of this group was changed in 1975 when it was designated as the 157th Air Refueling Group.
In December 1988, Pease AFB was selected as one of the 86 military installations to be closed as part of the Secretary of Defense's Commission on Base Realignment and Closure. Pease AFB closed on March 31, 1991. Military personnel began leaving the base in June 1990. In 1989, 3,461 active-duty military and 741 civil service workers and 347 non-appropriated fund employees were employed at Pease AFB. Of the active duty personnel, 49 were with the Air National Guard (US Air Force, Cost Branch Comptroller, Pease AFB, 1989). It is estimated that the base created a total of 2,466 secondary jobs within the local communities (US Air Force, Cost Branch Comptroller, Pease AFB, 1988). As of April 1, 1991, the Air Force will maintain a Disposal Management Team of civilian personnel. The New Hampshire Air National Guard has a full time staff of three hundred military and civilian personnel with a part time potential of over one thousand.
Activities at Pease AFB in support of aircraft maintenance operations have generated listed and characteristic hazardous waste including spent degreasers, solvents, paint strippers and contaminated jet fuels. The total quantity of the above referenced hazardous waste generated per year has been estimated to be 1,500 to 2,000 gallons. In addition, approximately 14,000 gallons per year of waste petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL) (mostly engine oils and some combined petroleum and solvent wastes such as hydraulic fluid, PD-680, MOGAS, diesel fuel, and JP-4) and 10,000 gallons per year of reclaimed JP-4 have been generated.....
Pease AFB 2010 airshow
1965, The Exeter, New Hampshire Encounters, from ufocasebook.com "In 1965, in the city of Exeter, New Hampshire, a series of UFO sightings took place which gained vast media attention, and became the subject of the book, "Incident at Exeter," by John G. Fuller. The sensational happenings were also featured in a two-part article in "Look" magazine....
"..live in Exeter, NH - although I wasn't born yet during that time, the locals I've talked to about it have told me some of the things they've seen. The topic might not be brought up very often, but -everybody- knows of the event in the area.
In the mid 60's, even a year leading up to the "incident" there were hundreds of sightings around here. Rt. 88, a long back road that's about 2-3 miles long, goes from Exeter into Hampton Falls. People used to camp out on the side of the road all the time looking for UFO's, the guy who wrote the story even mentioned it.
I've never seen anything myself (always looking!), and I drive down that road every day of my life.
I don't know what would make it a hotspot, the only thing remotely unique about the area was Pease Air Force base. It was very prominent when it was in service from the 30s to the early 90's, which is just 15mins away from Exeter. It constantly had a flow of F-111's going up and down the coast in the 80s and I think it had a big bomber squadron even earlier. It handled the bulk of refueling missions on the east coast and now I think it's an alternate space shuttle landing runway. Other than that, it's a fairly rural region with a lot of woods....
Pease Air Force base was a hot spot for UFOS. One actually almost landed on the run way in the 1960s. Pease was a major player in the Exeter Incident in 1965! Let us not forget the Betty and Barney hill abduction case. Where? About 40-50 miles from Mount Washington!!!
Air force officials at Pease were alerted to put up new precautions at least 2 months before Betty and Barney Hill were to give a speech about their abductions and about 3 days after that, the blackout of 1965 happened!
Also doing an investigation of the flap that happened then by Ray Fowler and John Fuller uncovered at least 50-100 more UFO sightings in that time frame.
I, myself uncovered about 25040 more that Ray did not have in this general area.
Betty and Barney Hill Abduction Case
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Betty and Barney Hill were the first people in history to report being abducted by aliens, originally, they didn't even remember what happened, but after they realized they got home 2 hours later than they were supposed to, and weird things were happening, they went to get help and under hypnosis, they finally realized what had happened.
*pancake size, with windows, etc..
put a long needle on her navel
*first alien abduction reported in the U.S. "...
reply posted on 2-3-2009 @ 08:36 AM by Anonymous ATS
For the most current and complete archive of New Hampshire UFO sightings, please visit www.nhufo.org
There are over 800 sightings listed. While Exeter gets more attention because of the famous books, there is still more history than you can possibly imagine waiting to be read!
New Hampshire also has the distinction of having the first known photograph of a UFO over Mt. Washington in 1870, the first human abduction in 1961 in the White Mountains, the first sighting over a naval shipyard in Portsmouth in 1896 and recently uncovered is a report that is possibly the first report of a close encounter by "white men" in North America in 1816 on Mt. Adams in the White Mountains!
Go to the Archive section, click on the 1960's and see how many sightings really happened around Exeter! Maybe you'll recognize someones story. Go to the Research section to view newspaper articles written about the Exeter incidents.
If you have a sighting to share, you can submit it to them (as mufon has closed their NH website)....
Location: Exeter, New Hampshire, United States "There was something odd in the sky last week, something that caused a Navy veteran with 10,000 hours of flight experience to have his own close encounter. While preparing to mow his lawn, "David" saw a large cigar-shaped object hovering in the sky. He said it was about the size of two USS Nimitz aircraft carriers....