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'Orb Of Chatham' theories suggest that the Orb made landfall
in Chatham by sea along Morris Island -- approximately one mile
south of the Lighthouse. This area can be seen from the breathtaking
observation area near the weather station.
2: As the Orb
rolled across these dunes, it would have left an uncommon, telltale
mark across the sand -- though no witnesses reported observing
3: At the Lighthouse,
the Orb was careful not to be caught in the slowly turning beam.
Theories abound that the Orb was attracted to the bright light.
4: Down Bridge
street it traveled to the draw bridge, presumably entering the
water, then hiding under the structure to keep from being seen
5: On Mill
Pond just north of the town landing at Eliphamets Lane, the Orb
traveled along the path. except in unsually high tide, this area
is completely accessible by foot.
6: While we
cannot divuldge the precise location of the Shore Road mansion
where Walter and Margaret Snow resided, it is on the west side
of the road -- between Main Street and Bay Lane.
7: The only
witness report that placed the Orb within a building was here
on Shore Road -- in the first floor library of the Snow's mansion.
8: The home
where Isabel Porter rented a room. From the third floor attic
window, she observed the Orb "rolling in silence" down
Main Street. A black orb can be viewed resting on the attic window
west on Main Street, the Orb stopped in front of the Wayside
Inn when a light came on in a third floor room. Note: The dining
room on the west side of the inn was added after 1935.
10: The only
location where the Orb was observed in air was here before the
First United Methodist Church. This is where Wilfred "Gus"
Nickerson observed the Orb "hovering".
11: At the
Seaside Cemetary (across the street from the Main Street Market),
the Orb rolled over the hills and between the centuries-old graves.
Eldredge, a clammer and lobsterman, witnessed the Orb at the
Union Dock -- before it plunged into the waters of Stage Harbor.
These waters connect to Nantucket South to the south and the