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In a matter of minutes a hi-domed disc-shaped metallic flying object approached the power lines from the West.

UFO pictures from Rhode Island in 1967

From the archive of Col. Wendelle Stevens, US Air Force, retired. This report is reproduced as close to the original as possible.

10 June 1967, East Woonsocket, Rhode Island                                                                                                    12:00

On 10 June 1967, at about 12:00, noon, Mr. Harold A. Trudel, 29 years old, married and father of 3, was driving his car on West Wrentham Road, in the general vicinity of East Woonsocket, when he pulled over and parked near some hi-tension lines, waiting and watching for what he didn’t know. He had seen UFOs in this area on three previous occasions. He had a loaded camera in the car and he checked it over as he waited. In a matter of minutes a hi-domed disc-shaped metallic flying object approached the power lines from the West.

As the UFO hovered over the lines, Trudel, feeling some considerable degree of insecurity, crouched behind some nearby foliage and began snapping pictures. The object maneuvered about in the area, flitting from point to point like a bee, and Trudel changed his position several times, at times moving in closer to the power lines, but still trying to stay hidden. He did not want any possible occupants of the craft, if occupied, to become aware of his presence.

The UFO remained in sight and he continued to take photographs for about 5 minutes before it flashed off toward the North. Trudel had captured 7 photographs of the strange aerial visitor. The photographer had noted an “antenna” protruding from the central lower portion of the object, but upon later questioning, he said that he did not at any time, see the “antenna” come into contact with the power lines.

First UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 10th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

First UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 10th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

Second UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 10th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

Second UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 10th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

Third UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 10th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

Third UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 10th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

Forth UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 10th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

Forth UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 10th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

When the film was developed, it could clearly be seen that Trudel had obtained some extraordinary evidence indeed. It was generally felt, by those who examined the film at the time, that the photographs were authentic, and that the object itself resembled, to a great degree, the UFO that had been seen to “tap” power lines in Exeter, New Hampshire in the Fall of 1965.

Six days later, on the 16th, Trudel saw and photographed the same or a similar object, except there was no “antenna” in evidence this time. On 11 July, at 17:10, in the same area, Trudel again saw and photographed the same object again hovering over the power lines. Twenty minutes later 19,000 consumers in the area suffered a complete POWER FAILURE!

First UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 16th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

First UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 16th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

Second UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 16th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

Second UFO photo taken by Harold Trudel in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, June 16th, 1967. (image credit: Harold Trudel, August C. Roberts)

About Wendelle Stevens

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Lt. Colonel (USAF Ret.) Wendelle C. Stevens was one of the world’s best known UFO researchers. Born in 1923 in Round Prairie, Minn., he enlisted in 1941 in the US Army and was transferred to the Air Corps in 1942. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II and subsequently in a classified project in Alaska to photograph and map the Arctic land and sea area, where the data collecting equipment onboard B-29s detected UFOs. Stevens also served as US Air Attaché in South America. He retired from the USAF in 1963 and worked for Hamilton Aircraft until 1972.

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    There seems to be some confusion over some of these photos. . .some were taken by Joseph Farrier who had various UFO experiences with Harold back during this time. Joe hosts a daily noon time radio show (nothing to do with UFOs) for the last 30+ years on a Woonsocket RI radio station. He has been interviewed on the subject several times on Boston Paranormal show. He has has had some MIB and ET type experiences. Might make a good article for Open Mind (with some more pictures).

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    I saw this craft around the same time in Cranston R.I.
    Also found strange markings on my neck that summer. I never told anyone at the time because I didn’t think anyone would believe me.

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