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Occurred : 7/16/2002 22:00 (Entered as : 07/16/02 22:00)
Reported: 7/16/2002 9:16:34 PM 21:16
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Riverhead, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:50 minutes
Phoenix Lights on Long Island

I was driving West on Route 48 from Orient Long Island. As I got to Southold I saw a very bright yellowish light in the air. I drove towards it for 45 minutes and it did not change direction, when I came to a clearing off to my rightside which is where the Long Island Sound is I saw a smaller bright Cobalt Blue light closer to the ground moving east. I noticed 2 (military) jets flying close by the Bright yellow light. I lost sight of the blue one because I was driving. After another 20 minutes I got out of my car and the light was still there, same height and did not moving. I then had to get onto the Long Island Expressway where I lost sight of the "craft".