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Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/14/1999 20:15 (Entered as : 04/14/99 20:15)
Reported: 4/14/1999 20:17
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: New York City/Brooklyn, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:3 seconds
Travelling by car westerly. We Spotted a Very Fast moving, very bright White Light/Fireball which eventually turned green as it "flew" or dropped closer to earth. It was fast, and bright. That's what caught our eye. It was descending toward earth and would dismiss it as a Meteorite but it had no streak behind it. It was very much brighter than approaching airplanes. The flight path that this thing came down on, was the flight path into Kennedy Airport(planes from the West) Several planes were on the same flight path, one every three- four minutes.... one of those pilots must have seen this thing above them , or down ahead, and in front, at this time approximate 23:15- 23:30 April 14th, 1999. The closest plane was just crossing the "Verrazano Bridge" which is the Longest Suspension Bridge in the USA...the pilots would remember the location if they did see it, as it is the major landmark into NYC. It looked to be moving very fast in a downward arc traveling from right to left and also resceeding, southerly and in a downward arc. We only saw it for 2-3 seconds as we do not have "open skys," here in the 'City' ...more like tunnel vision. Judging from where the planes were and the intensity of this lighted fireball, it could have been as far out from us as 5-10 miles telling, due to its brightness, or, as I said it may have been just a meteorite,and the distances would be therefore unknown. It was weird though. No streak. Very Bright White Light that turned green as it moved in the downward arc, and very fast moving. It is indeed unfortunate that we did not see more of its trajectory path to determine if was indeed a Falling Object...

Follow-up response to NUFORC query:

Thanks for your reply...i am surprised that this one was seen in
Norfolk...that's due south of New York...and approx 250 miles.
I was travelling west south west. The object came from our right...from
north north west and travelled toward our left...south south
west...that's about it unless I get out a compass to give you more exact
compass headings....thanks again....WOW!