“Something is burning a hole in the ice!
Something with a bright light on it, going up and down!”
- Wanaque, NJ Patrolman Joseph Cisco
“I had the impression that there was something in the water
that was coming out – or wanted to come out of the water.
... We were in the way. We were interfering with something.”
- Michael Kuzmicz, Wanaque Reservoir, July 4, 1967
January 31, 2014 Seminole, Florida - Forty-eight years ago on the evening of January 11, 1966, it was clear and cold in Wanaque, New Jersey, a small town of some 10,000 people about 32 miles northwest of New York City. Historically, it was the land of the Ramapough Mountain Indians. The name Wanaque was their word for “sassafras,” the North American tree that provided roots and bark for sassafras tea and oils used for medicinal purposes and to ward off evil spirits.
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