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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/17/2003 05:30 (Entered as : 02/17/03 0530)
Reported: 2/24/2003 4:21:20 PM 16:21
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Roslindale, MA
Shape: Oval
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, The object landed
On my way to work, walking down a road, about 5:30 am, before sunrise, I looked to the northeast and saw a descending shape, like an airplane. From the road, I could see the tops of the city's skyscrapers. From the distance, I assumed the "craft" to be an airplane landing at the local airport. Two things bothered me about the thing. One, it seemed larger than most aircraft I have ever seen land there. Two, it glided in towards the city and did not seem to be any color of any airplane I have ever seen, either. Also, it glowed with a strange orange lumininous crackle, and when I looked at it for very long, it hurt my eyes to do so. Black dots seemed to float around this thing, but I thought it might have been a trick of my eye. The thing seeming larger might have made its location closer rather than further. Again, it was very unusual. I am sure that it was not the sun, or a falling star. I am convinced that it was a vehicle meant for airflight, but not of any human construction that I know.

((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the witness might have observed an airliner landing, with the rising sun reflecting off of its surface. That is only a guess. PD))