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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/13/2001 01:30 (Entered as : 09/13/2001 1:30)
Reported: 9/6/2005 4:50:49 AM 04:50
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Lakeland, FL
Shape: Other
Duration: 5 min.
I saw what I thought was a silent jet plane flying low and slow over the trees above my house at 1:30 in the morning.

9-11 had only happened two days prior to this sighting.

I was intranced by what I saw and in my mind it could have only been a jet plane. It was down so close to the trees that I could make out what I thought was bolts or rivets in the outer metal of the plane.

Not until later did it occur to me that planes were all grounded and that as I stood watching it I heard no sound at all!

Then I realized that I could not say for certain that what I saw was actually a plane. It was very large but I saw no windows of any kind and no wings. Just a lot of metal and bolts or rivets and it was moving slower than I would have thought a jet could move and it did not disturb the trees or have any kind of tail that I could see.

It has taken me this long to report it because I didn't want to appear crazy or labeled a crank or something.