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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