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Occurred : 9/11/2001 22:00 (Entered as : 9/11/01 22:00)
Reported: 9/12/2001 07:21
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Arlington, MA
Shape: Circle
Duration:over 2 hours
2 unidentified objects over Arlington, Ma skies for over 2 hours with military observation.

My daughter was looking through the binoculars into the sky and called me in to look. I went out to the front porch and there was an object stationary- was hard to make out the exact shape but looked circular with green edges, white in middle with pulsating yellowish-orange lights in middle. It remained stationary for over 2 hours. I looked around and saw a smaller one under it of greenish color. It could have been farther away. I called the police dept. and they told me people had been calling it in. I told him I saw 2 jets fly above and beneath it. He said they were X-16's out of a nearby military base. They also sent out several small planes to investigate it. At 12:30 am the sirens went off in Arlington Center 3 times. Around 1:00 am I noticed there were no more colors coming off of them, then they were gone. I heard the planes a few times while I lay in bed trying to sleep.

((NUFORC Note: We believe that the description of the object is not inconsistent with that of a celestial body, probably a "twinkling" star. PD))