The Reed UFO Incident made International headlines in 2015 when it became the Nation’s first UFO encounter to be officially inducted into the archives of the United States, as "Historically Significant and True". This official induction consisted of two state citations by Massachusetts governor, Charles D. Barker, and lieutenant governor Karyn E. Polito. The Massachusetts Historical Society also issued an official state induction in February of 2015. Following this first of a kind entry into State’s antiquity, a 5000-pound commemorative monument was unveiled.
The induction and the unveiling of the UFO monument graced the front page of the Boston Globe, and was covered live by ABC news. Judge Kevin W. Titus of the 30th district court later sealed the records by governor Charles D. Baker and the Historical Society, declaring them uncontested lawful documents. In 2018, the Historical Marker Database added the UFO Monument to its library of official landmarks. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Seal was then added to the front of the UFO monument.
Due to generous sponsorship and/or donations by the International UFO Museum in Roswell, History Channels, Ancient Aliens, and Shockwave Motors, the area has become a nationally recognized UFO Park, maintained by www.ufopark.org.
It sits at the exact location of the Sept 1, 1969 Labor Day incident
Thom, now retired was the founder of the International Model & Artist Group, Miami Models, South Beach. His late father Dr. Howard Reed was an Attorney, College Professor, and Town Selectmen. His grandmother was the Governess for William Roosevelt, the grandson of President Roosevelt, in Cherry Hills Colorado, with residence on the property. His mother Nancy was the voice of WKZE FM and the previous owner of Sheffield’s “Village Green Diner”.
The Thom Reed UFO incident has been the subject of several documentaries, featured on, Ancient Aliens, New England Legends, Good Morning Canada, and Discovery Channels “Alien Mysteries”, additionally featured on: Inner Space, Paranormal Paparazzi, Uncovering Aliens, 1st Look, Discovery Canada, Science Channel, Travel Channel, Destination America, and NBC Universal.