|Occurred : 11/7/2010 16:00 (Entered as : 11/07/10 16:00)
Reported: 1/6/2014 5:43:15 PM 17:43
Location: Gardner, MA
|Reflective bubble chased by several jets
This was my second sighting, and last since. It was early November 2010, I was driving to my mother's house for her birthday. I was traveling West on Route 2 from Gardner to South Hadley MA. It was some time in the afternoon and the sky was sort of pinkish and had soft clouds, very pretty, which is why I was paying attention to the sky. I looked up and to the right at one point and froze, because I saw what looked like a silvery, sheer orb sort of sitting in the low clouds. It was reflecting the colors of the sky and clouds around it so at times it would be pinkish, almost like a bubble where, you mostly see the edges but they are iridescent. I started to say, "Is that...?" when my boyfriend spotted it too and started tracking it. As I was driving, I couldn't stare at it constantly, but for a few minutes as we drove along, I could see it, a perfect shiny bubble, then it would fade out and disappear, only to reappear on the other side of the highway.
I was beginning to wonder what it was that I was looking at or was I just seeing things, when at least a half dozen, possibly more, jets began to chase this thing. I could see 3-4 on either side of the highway and it looked like they were trying to corral this thing. They would send forward jets in a step like-pattern (jets at several altitudes and coming in from both sides)and get fairly close to this thing before it would disappear and reappear away from the main pack of jets. At one point both my boyfriend and I laughed about it a little because it seemed clear that this thing was playing with the jets.
After maybe 10mins or less of chasing this silvery ball, it disappeared and never came back and eventually the jets left as well.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))