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Occurred : 9/22/2007 16:00 (Entered as : 09/22/07 16:00)
Reported: 10/2/2007 1:25:40 PM 13:25
Posted: 10/8/2007
Location: Franconia Notch, NH
Shape: Cigar
Duration:45 seconds
White cigar shaped craft with irregular flying patterns in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire.

My boyfriend and I were having a picnic in Franconia Notch at the Old Man in the Mountain viewing area. It was between 3 and 4 in the afternoon. I was looking up at the eastern side of the notch at the mountain peaks when I noticed a craft flying horizontally just above the peaks. It seemed to me to be a cylindrical flat craft. Cigar shaped may best describe its appearance. it was slightly smaller than a passenger plane, it was white in color but did not gleam or shine in the bright sunlight. At first it looked like a plane but I noticed that it was flying very slow. It was very far away and very high above the mountains, I could not make a guess at the exact distances. when I realized its peculiar slow movement I pointed it out to my boyfriend. He acknowledged it and assured me it was just a plane. It did not however visibly have wings or a tail and did not make any sound. just as it was about to "fly" behind a right mountain peak it abruptly made a 180 degree turn into the opposite direction and it seemed to speed up and abruptly turned in the opposite direction again heading in the original direction and "flew" behind the mountain peaks out of view.

I am a 21 year old University student residing in Northern Central New Hampshire. I have an associates degree in Early Childhood and I am persuing my bachelors in Early childhood with a minor in sociology. I am a full time student with a part time job. I do not do drugs and I was not drinking or effected by alcohol at the time of the sighting. I have never before witnessed an Unidentified Flying Object but I thought that this was a peculiar movement of a typical aircraft.