On Tuesday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., several witnesses said they saw a diamond shaped, dimly-lit object in the sky.
The object had been reported to be moving slow and hovering about 75 to 100 feet above the ground.
A plane has been one possible idea of what the mystery object could be, but people have heard otherwise.
“From what I read in a newspaper, Westover saw nothing on their radar, so who knows what it could have been,” said Jerry Daly, an Amherst resident.
This piece notes:
Witnesses told the Daily Hampshire Gazette that on Tuesday night, an object the size of two or three cars was seen hovering over Belchertown Road in Amherst. One woman said that it wasn’t far from her car.
Police say they did receive one call, but didn’t investigate. Westover Air Reserve Base has a radar tower in Amherst, they told the Gazette radars didn’t pick up any aircrafts in the area at that time.
Interesting. I expect the local chapter of MUFON will become involved. But the odds of identifying it are not great. There is no detail about how many witnesses but diamond shaped dimly lit object is strange. Everyone has a cell phone that can capture video but no pictures? Odd. You can’t ever rule out remote controlled objects these days but there is not enough information to go on, certainly not enough to say it was a spaceship of some sort.
UPDATE: See comments. It was a plane.