Residents who were just finishing dinner reported that the blimp could be seen just above the tree line in Somerville, Medford and Saugus, and police dispatchers were swamped with emergency calls from frightened residents worried about how low the craft was flying. Some weren't even sure what it was.
"Hello, FAA? There's some big white poofy thing that says HOOD flying around near my house."
Also, this discussion thread about the news headline is pretty funny. They mentioned to include an "Oh, the humanity!" but no one posted the corresponding image. Oh well.