Quincy, Massachusetts Plagued by Mysterious "Stinky UFOs"

Unidentified Foul Objects: Quincy, Massachusetts Plagued by Odd Aircraft and Awful Smells


A city in Massachusetts is feeling uneasy (and a little queasy) thanks to a rash of unidentified aircraft sightings that have been occurring over the last few weeks, and if that wasn’t enough, the close encounters have been accompanied by some very, very bad smells.

Quincy is a normally peaceful seaside city in Massachusetts, but ever since the strange aircraft appeared in the skies two weeks ago, things have gotten a little.. weird.

Almost every night at dusk, the craft comes out and hovers low in the skies, observing the city under the cover of darkness and disappearing before the first rays of daylight. The sightings have residents asking questions, but each inquiry is met with a bureaucratic brick wall.



“It’s frustrating, it really is,” City Councillor Brian Palmucci told WBZ-TV Boston. “I specifically asked, ‘Is it a law enforcement flight? Can we tell people that?’ He said, ‘No, we can’t tell you that.’ Then I asked that when folks call me can I at least tell them that it is something that they shouldn’t worry about, it’s something they shouldn’t be concerned with? He said, ‘I can’t tell you that.’”

As if the secretive aircraft wasn’t enough, it seems to be accompanied by an “unbearable” scent that has drifted over the city last week, a horrible odor that residents are describing as a potent mixture of sulfer and rotten eggs. The awful smell is so bad that city officials contacted chemists at Boston University to figure out what in the world it could be.. and how to get rid of it.

Being so close to the sea, Quincy has occasionally had it’s fair share of strange odors over the years, particularly related to red algae, but residents say this one is different, worse.. that it “smells like shit”.

“The city immediately took bacteria samples to see if it was sewage; those tests came back negative,” city spokesman Christopher Walker told the Patriot Ledger. “But we’re still waiting to determine exactly what it is.”

Some locals are saying the smell is organic in nature, and unrelated to anything particularly odd, but Anamarija Frankic, a UMass Boston environment professor said the smell is most definitely abnormal.

“It’s never this horrible smell that we’ve been smelling the last couple of weeks,” she said. “Nature has that sometimes little bit higher sulfur smell … but this smells like poop, I’m sorry.”

Even bigger than the questions of weird smells and the weirder aircraft is the question of their relation. Could they be connected? Well, it wouldn’t be the first time that secret military action and UFO sightings were connected to strong, terrible odors.

In a 1996 incident that took place in Varginha, Brazil, the media reported that the local government had captured a foul smelling extraterrestrial creature in a case that went on to become one of the most famous cases in Brazillian ufology. The government, of course, denies any of this.

Back in 2009, Melbourne, Australia had a run in with what locals referred to as a USO: an unidentified smelly object that stank up the north end of the city for days. Hell, even the 3,500 year old diary of Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose II included passages about a stinky UFO that “fished and winged creatures” descended from.


Residents of Quincy are anxious to know when the smell with dissipate, and when the mysterious UFO (which is reported to give off an annoying low frequency hum), will finally disappear, but their answer? No comment.

“The FBI does not comment on aerial activity,” a statement from the FBI said, adding even more anxiety to FAA spokesman Jim Peter’s disconcerting statement that they “have to be very careful this time” when it comes to information about the craft. All the information that the locals news has been able to squeeze out is that the object isn’t a drone.. it’s manned. But by who? For what? And why the secrecy?

I’m no conspiracy theorist, but when it comes to the weird events taking place in Quincy, Massachusetts, even I have to admit that something really stinks.

What do you think of Quincy’s bizarre set of problems? Is the government covering up inquisitive visitors from beyond our solar system? What’s that weird smell? Is the seaside city the unwitting recipient of a some weird government test? Share your theories with us on our Facebook page, on twitter @WeirdHQ, or in the comments below!


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Indeed, foul odors accompanying UFO encounters is not that uncommon.

Great story, guys. Seems like se’ve had a lot of stories involving unusual stenches lately. I can rattle off a few hare-brained theories as to why (and they’re all conjectural, because we ain’t got no evidence yet), but the important thing is that it’s not just one or two people reporting this; this is a whole TOWN. Even the City Council is going on record with this.

Hey, quick update; looks like the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority is attributing the smell to “drying brown algae” in the water. (http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/05/15/quincy-odor-mystery-solved/AR0z78nrZxA8BWfo1APmCP/story.html) Nothing about it is on the MWRA website, though.

Quincy is a city with several boroughs, not a small town.

Questions; What does the ufo look like that people say has been flying around the area? Does anyone have video or photo’s of the craft? Is anyone in Quincy complaining of physical effects from the smell? Chemicals which smell like “rotten eggs”, “sulfur” or “raw sewage”, could be from sources such as petroleum refineries, natural gas, bio gas, sewer gas. The chemicals they produce are hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and methane (varying). These chemicals cause eye irritation, nausea and breathing difficulties. Hydrogen sulfide is produced when there is an absence of oxygen in the bacterial breakdown of organic matter. Is the… Read more »
I know it’s not the best solution, rather violent and primitive in fact, but it seems an easy way to get some answers might be to have someone shoot it out of the sky. I know it’s a manned vehicle, but it is the people who are flying it low over populated areas and not letting us or our local government know what the heck it is doing that are putting the pilot/crew in danger. Odd that they would assume that we should just “trust them” on this, when our government has shown us time and time again that we… Read more »

Greg I think I’ve cracked the case. In fact using the methods of Loren Coleman and Christopher Loring Knowles I’d go so far as to say I’ve caught the culprit brown handed.

Councillor Palmucci isn’t it true you’re the one with the Mucci Palm!


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I’m not from the area but there is an obviously unused airport near (enough) with some interesting traffic on the end of the runway. A semi would be big enough to house a “plane”. And at least 6 other people know why the truck is there.

Forgot the Coordinates.. 42.154876,-70.92494 Google map it..


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Very few peopel can handle the truth and I’m not saying that I have or know the truth reference this issue. Most likly, a new opening to the “inner earth” located on the outskirts of Massachusetts which allows these aircraft easy access to the human “sufarce dwellers”. It becomes quite logical that this underground odor is escaping or purposly being emmitted into the open atmosphere. Sulfer and bad eggs meets the description of a certain alien species which carry a very offensive bodily odor compared to capaticapted dead bodies. You can’t run and you can’t hide, so I would suggest… Read more »

Well, if they can’t tell us what it is. Then they should have no problem about it being shot down.


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