The Exeter UFO Festival’s Alien Parade traveled from Town House Common Park to the Bandstand outside Town Hall today.
The small southern New Hampshire festival is inspired by the famous UFO “Incident in Exeter” of Sept. 3, 1965, when an 18-year-old hitchhiker reported seeing strange flashing red lights hovering above Route 150 around 2 a.m. He told police, who went back with him to the site, and they reported seeing a strange hovering object with red flashing lights.
The festival, which was founded in 2010 by the Exeter Area Kiwanis Club, offers speakers, a children’s craft area, a couple souveneir tents, a burger stand, a tent selling tickets for the upcoming rubber duck race, and a bus tour to the 1965 “Incident in Exeter” site. Some shops also offer UFO inspired merchandise.
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