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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1997 21:00 (Entered as : 6/1/97 2100)
Reported: 11/3/1999 08:00
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Albany (area), NY
Shape: Other
Duration:3 minutes
IT WAS JUST TURNING DARK=HUDSON RIVERS AT THE END OF MY BACK YARD=IT WAS VERY REAL AND THE ONLY UNUSAL THING I HAVE EVER WITNESSED IN MY LIFE

I LIVED IN GREEN ISLAND =THERE IS A ISLAND IN BETWEEN WHERE I LIVED AND TROY NY=I WAS JUST STANDING THERE=THE HUDSON IS VERY SHALLOW ON MY SIDE OF THE ISLAND=ALL THE SUDDEN IT WAS JUST SECONDS,I LOOKED TO THE RIGHT AND SAW THIS BALL OF LIGHT MOVING VERY SLOW ABOUT 2 FOOT OVER THE WATER=BLINKING LIKE A FIRE FLY WOULD==CANT REMEMBER WHAT COLOR=IT WAS NO FIRE FLY=IT WAS BETWEEN SOFT BALL AND SOCCER BALL SIZE=IT WAS COMING IN MY DIRECTION =NOT TOWARDS ME BUT MY DIRECTION OVER THE WATER=IT WAS DARK ENOUGH THAT I COULD NEVER SEE ANY THING BUT THE BLINKING=COULD MAKE OUT THAT IT WAS A BALL FORM=I WAS ONLY APPOX.30 FEET FROM THIS OBJECT SO IM SURE OF ITS SIZE=IT NEVER PICKED UP SPEED=IT GOT TO THE POINT THAT IT WAS ABOUT STRAIGHT AHEAD OF ME THEN IT SLOWLY STARTED TAKING A TURN TOWARDS THE ISLAND AND STARTED CLIMBING AT THE SAME SPEED =IT TOOK A PERFECT CIRCLE TURN TOWARDS THE ISLAND AND WENT STRAIGHT UP OVER THE TREES ON THE ISLAND WHICH I WOULD EST.TO BE APPROX 50 FEET HIGH,THEN IT DISSAPEARED OUT OF MY SIGHT AS IT WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND==TROY NY SIDE=THATS PRETTY MUCH IT=I DONT DRINK OR DO ANY DRUGS AND VERY SOUND OF MIND AND LIKE I SAID THIS WAS THE ONLY THING THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN I WOULD CLAIM WAS NOT OF THIS WORLD AND IM 42 YEARS OLD=I WOULD APPRECIATE ONLY ONE THING ==IF SOMEONE WOULD LET ME KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE HAS EVER REPORTED SOMETHING SIMILAR IN NATURE TO WHAT I WITNESSED THAT NIGHT=I HAVE MOVED TO NORTH CAROLINA SINCE THAT TIME