Back on Jan. 8, residents of Amherst and Pelham reported a low-flying unidentified triangular or diamond-shaped object moving slowly and silently between 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. (sign up to see story)
“The only aircraft that was operating in the area was a military aircraft doing practice approachestoWestover (Air Reserve Base),” FAA spokesman James Peters told the Gazette.
Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks, Conn., is responsible for radar reports covering western Massachusetts, and they informed the newspaper that there was nothing unusual in the sky above the Amherst-Pelham area during the time period when the UFO was seen.
The Associated Press reports that a West over spokesman first said they had no record of any aircraft over Amherst, but later said there was some thing in the air.
“It went out of the area and returned later and flew again in the local area until about 9:30 p.m.,” Bishop said, according to the Gazette.
The problem with all of this is that the C5 Galaxy cargo plane is one of the world’s largest aircraft. While it might be construed as a triangle-shape aircraft when it banks in certain ways, even Bishop confessed that eyewitnesses probably didn’t mistake the very loud C5 for the UFO.
“There’s just no mistaking that. It’s quite a loud sound and quite a big aircraft,” Bishop said.
So far, there’s no official explanation.