|Occurred : 7/6/2003 19:30 (Entered as : 07/06/03 19:30)
Reported: 7/6/2003 7:44:12 PM 19:44
Location: Cambridge, MA
|possible fighter jet closely tailing an airliner.
I was sitting in a hammock in my backyard when a jet passed overhead at relatively high altitude. It appeared to be a commercial airliner with 2 engines located at the rear of the fuselage. It was flying in a SW direction at a high altitude, probably too high for it to have just taken off from nearby Logan airport (approx 10 miles away).
As I was lazily sitting in the hammock while grilling dinner, I looked up at the plane and saw a smaller object flying directly behind it at close range. My first instinct was that it was a fighter--it had the same general shape and was proportionatly sized compared to the airliner but from that distance, it was impossible to tell. My instinct was that it was escorting the airliner due to some sort of hijacking incident. I watched as the two craft disapeared from view (trees and houses block out most of the sky from the yard) and either the unidentified craft drew closer to the airliner or it appeared to due to perspective. I went inside to check the news for any sort of breaking report on a hijack but nothing. Now, 3 hours later, I'm still baffled.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain anonymous, and provides no contact data. PD))