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Occurred : 3/18/2001 14:50 (Entered as : 03/18/01 14:50)
Reported: 3/20/2001 05:27
Posted: 4/1/2001
Location: New York, NY
Shape: Circle
Duration:10 sec
UFO and Black Choppers over New York

At about 14:45, I took a break from working in my apartment, which is located on the west side of Manhattan, about 15 blocks north of midtown (my neighborhood is known as "Hell's Kitchen"). Outside the weather was brisk, and the skies were blue with scattered clouds. Looking out my south-facing window at about 14:50, I saw a white, circular-shaped object descend from 70 degrees into cloud cover. I continued to watch the cloud, hoping the object would appear again. But that was the last I saw of it. I don't know what the object was, but it was definitely not a balloon. Its movement appeared controlled. About an hour later, I heard the low rumble of helicopters flying at low altitude. Looking out my north-facing window, I saw at least three twin-blade, Sikorsky-type helicopters flying over the city in a westerly direction. The dark, unmarked helicopters flew over the Hudson River before banking to the north and out of sight. In 8 years of living in Manhattan, I have never seen a UFO or "black helicopters." It was very weird to see both on the same day, within an hour of each sighting.