Rindge, N.H. 'fire-starter'


Corbin Park Forester Seeks Reward
for finding “Flying Saucer”

The first fragment of a flying disc reported found was brought into the Argus office Wednesday afternoon by Fred Hunt, a forester at Corbin Park.

Hunt alleged that the fragment had been found after the Rindge, N.H. Fire Department had extinguished a fire in a vancant lot in that town Monday afternoon. He said, “It burned knee-high grass like gas.” He turned the first two pieces he found over to the firemen but kept a third he had found across the street from the scene. The fragments which scattered over a 200 foot area on both sides of the road in W. Rindge and burned wherever they landed, were sent to Harvard University for investigation, Hunt alleged.

Hunt, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Forestry in June, firmly believed that it was a piece of the saucer and was in quest of the $1,000 reward he had heard was being offered. Hunt said, “I figured the curve of the cast iron fragment and I think that the whole disc had a diameter of 8 inches.”

Chief of Police John Crosby, Jr., of Rindge declined to comment on the question when called by this newspaper, however, an official of the town who requested his name be withheld, was of the opinion that the object which he claimed landed in several pieces rather than breaking up on landing, was a meteorite. He said that a dozen or more pieces were found and that he tried to piece several together, but was unable to match the grooves. Anything he said, continued the official, was pure guess work on the part of an amateur. In the opinion of those who have seen the specimen at the Argus-Champion, it is definitely a man made object, such as a shell fragment or airplane flare.

Hunt’s souvenier rests in the safe of the Argus-Champion. Anyone qualified is invited to examine it.
 

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