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Occurred : 8/29/2016 22:00 (Entered as : 8/29/2016 22:00)
Reported: 8/30/2016 7:11:07 AM 07:11
Posted: 9/2/2016
Location: Pittsfielsd, MA
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:3 minutes
Glowing orange rectangular object, slow moving and making no sound.

I take a nightly walk every night down the same street, so I would consider myself fairly familiar with the different land marks of the area. I have lived in this neighborhood for 10+ years and know what to expect from neighbors lighting off fireworks or a plan flying overhead. It was a very clear, cool and calm night with lots of stars out, no breeze, low humidity and no clouds in the sky.

On this nightly walk I had barely rounded the corner on the block headed away from my house and heading east when I noticed an orange glowing object in the sky. At first I thought it was just a plane, this thought only lasted a few seconds as I realized it was heading in a westerly direction towards me and also ascending very slowly. In this second I stopped and watched it.

It was about the size of a street lamp when you are standing under a street lamp but did not shine like a street lamp. In fact, it just glowed and cast no light. It made no sound. Was rectangular in shape with the longer ends being on the top and bottom. The top may have also been bigger. It also had a weird halo underneath it. The color was a very rich orange color. It did not fluctuate in color or intensity. It was hard to tell distance at night but I would say maybe 200-300 yards away from me? Maybe more? I turned around and began to quickly walk home realizing I could not explain what I was seeing. I pulled out my phone and texted my partner that I “See a UFO”.

The time of that text was 21:58. I was scared mostly because it appeared like it would fly over me if it continued. I thought about filming it but for some reason didn’t feel like I had time.

As a quickly walked home, keeping my head over my shoulder to watch the object, I turned the corner to the street my house is on I saw the object pulse about 2 times and then shrink in size before completely going out. It then blinked 3 times exactly and was gone. These blinks were not pulses. They were your “off and on” type blinks.

I would say the total duration that I saw the object was no less than 3 minutes but no more than 5 minutes.