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Occurred : 2/14/2005 16:15 (Entered as : 02/14/1905 16:15)
Reported: 2/14/2005 11:19:18 AM 11:19
Posted: 2/22/2005
Location: Boston, MA
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
I was a passenger in a SUV traveling down Columbus Ave in Roxbury/Jamaica Plain, MA when I noticed a very bright light coming up from due south. The subway and the Amtrak share a stretch of rail through this part of Boston that heads to NYC and I often see helicopters flying along this path and figured it was just a TV traffic copter or some other helicopter flying towards us. I noticed it was particularly low (maybe the height of a ten story building) and I couldn't hear it like I typically do when a helicopter passes over. As it flew past us on our left (driver's side) we could see that the copter had no discernible markings on it and was a dull, slate grey/black color and had a enclosed rotor in the tail - very modern looking. It slowed to a hover and looked as though it was looking for something or someone (if I had to guess on the way it was traveling - most of the other's just zoom along towards Logan or the hospitals). Even very near to us it was quiet. The whole thing struck me as odd and figured I would report it since "black helicopters" seem to be common around a UFO incident. About five minutes later another copter passed along a similar flight path and was much higher up and garnered no additional attention.

((NUFORC Note: It is unusual for a helicopter to be as quiet as what the witness describes. However, there are some helicopters, used for military or intelligence purposes, which have "hush kits" installed, which make them much quieter than a typical helicopter. PD))