By DANIELA FORTE
LITCHFIELD—No, there wasn’t another sighting of a UFO or meteorite on Bantam Lake. Rather, Jon Nowinski, director of Smoking Gun Research Agency (SGRA) in Orange, said in an e-mail last Tuesday that the most likely scenario remains that it was a meteor that fell into the lake in April.
“Unfortunately, even if that were the case, recovering anything is probably impossible—though if we begin to get reports of mysterious lake creatures being spotted in Bantam over the summer we may have to consider other options,” quipped Mr. Nowinski.
In April, the buzz was that a glowing green object fell into Bantam Lake around 2 a.m. An unidentified motorist who was near Bantam Lake called State Police at the Troop L barracks in Litchfield to report seeing a green, whale-sized object fall into the lake.
Such a report doesn’t necessarily suggest credibility—given that the motorist didn’t stick around and apparently didn’t call back—but an on-duty State Police trooper some 10 miles away in Warren also called the barracks to report seeing a large object fall from the sky over Bantam and Morris.