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Occurred : 2/9/2005 20:00 (Entered as : 02/09/2005 20:00)
Reported: 2/10/2005 5:30:11 PM 17:30
Posted: 2/22/2005
Location: Boston, MA
Shape: Disk
Duration:1 second
Green glowing disk changing to white light, streaking silently over the city of Boston, visible for less than 1 sec.

I had just stepped out of Shaw's Market on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston and a bright object in the sky caught my attention. I looked up and saw a small disk glowing very bright green, just the color of a traffic light. It moved quickly across the sky in a westerly or slight southwesterly direction. As it moved away from me it appeared only as a white light. It streaked across the sky very quickly, being visible for only about a second, and then disappeared from sight.

I was left rather stunned and wondering what it was. I would rule out any commercial or private aircraft. I would estimate its altitude at somewhere less than 10,000 feet. An aircrat at this altitude would move much more slowly. In fact several minutes later I saw a plane cross the same area, and it was tiny and moving very slowly. The object I saw was also completely silent. The lights it displayed did not resemble those of a typical aircraft. I have observed military aircraft over Boston. They were extremely loud. If this was a stealth bomber why would it display the bright green light? I would also rule out a low or high orbit satellite as I have seen them before and they look completely different.

I am a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a B.S. degree in Biology and also a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law with a J.D. I worked for about 10 years doing biomedical research and pharmaceutical development, and am now preparing for the Massachusetts bar examination. I am an avid outdoorsman and amateur naturalist and astronomer.