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Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/2/2000 17:00 (Entered as : 02/02/00 17:00)
Reported: 2/2/2000 05:47
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Glenwood Landing, NY
Shape: Changing
Duration:20 MINUTES
I HAD SEEN AN AIRCRAFT ON THE HORIZON FIFST AS A CIGAR THEN A BALL

I WENT DOWN TO TAPPAN BEACH TO EAT MY DINNER. I PARKED NEAR THE DOCKS. I WAS LOOKING AT A STRANGE LIGHT THAT WAS NORTH NORTH WEST. I DECIDED TO GO HOME TO GET MY VIDEO CAMERA TO GET A BETTER LOOK AT IT. JUST IN CASE IT WAS WORTH TAPING. IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS MOVING BUT THEN SO IS THE EARTH. WHEN I CAME BACK, WHICH WAS IN ABOUT 5 MINUTES, I LIVE UP THE BLOCK. I SAW A LONG CIGAR SHAPED LIGHT GRAY TO WHITE OBJECT. THIS WAS IN ADDITION TO THAT ALMOST STATIONARY LIGHT. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS A PLANE CAUSE BEFORE I WENT TO GET MY CAMERA I SAW 3 HIGH FLYING PLANES WITH THE DUAL TRAILS OF SMOKE IN THE SKY. I THOUGHT IT WAS ONE OF THEM. I WATCHED IT FOR ABOUT 30 SECONDS. IT WAS THE LENGTH OF ABOUT 7 COMMERCIAL JETS IF YOU LINED THEM UP. IT WAS MOVING REALLY SLOW FOR SOMETHING THAT BIG. IT WENT BY THAT OTHER LIGHT. I NEW IT WASN'T A PLANE WHEN IT LOOKED LIKE IT SEEMED TO TURN TOWARDS MY DIRECTION AND THEN IT TURNED INTO A BALL. ORIGINALY IT WAS HEADING EAST. THEN WHEN IT TURNED INTO A BALL IT STARTED TO HEAD BACK WEST. THE GUY AT THE UFO CENTER ASKED IF THIS MIGHT OF BEEN A BALLOON. IF YOU LISTEN TO THE TAPE YOU CAN HEAR HOW WINDY IT WAS. NO WAY WAS THIS A BALLOON. BALLOONS DON'T FLY AGAINST THE WIND. I ONLY GOT ABOUT 90 SECONDS OF THIS CAUSE MY HANDS STARTED TO FREEZE. I WENT BACK TO MY CAR FOR GLOVES. TURNED AROUND TO LOOK FOR IT AND IT AND THAT OTHER LIGHT WERE GONE.