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Occurred : 3/1/2004 11:30 (Entered as : 03/01/2004 11:30)
Reported: 4/7/2004 11:28:51 AM 11:28
Posted: 4/9/2004
Location: Lowell, MA
Shape: Other
Duration:two minutes
Parachute-like object drifting past window

I'm an elementary school teacher in a public school. I was taking my morning break to have a cup of tea and sat on a chair by the window in the teachers room. I noticed something that seemed to be drifting past the window (the school sits on a hill overlooking the city). It was about 150 feet away. At first I thought it was a para sail, but when I looked closely, I realized it was something that looked like three stuffed pillows stacked one on top of the other. There were cables or wires that held a dark canister hanging beneath it and seemed to be suspended from the sructure.

There was a teacher in the room with me, and I directed her attention to the object. She went to the window where I was standing and watched without comment. I thought the whole incident was very strange. The object drifted, rising and falling with the general contour of the hillside until it passed out of site. I don't know why, but I had the feeling that it was gathering information, collecting data of some kind. It seemed to be under control and climed in elevation when necessary. It seemed to maintain a level elevation.