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Occurred : 7/4/2002 20:48 (Entered as : 07/04/02 20:48)
Reported: 7/23/2002 3:49:43 PM 15:49
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: New York City, NY
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15-20 minutes
Triangular Starlike Object/Craft at the 2002 NYC 4th of July East River Fireworks

On July 4th, 2002, NYC, 20:45, I was setting up a video camera at the rooftop (southeast manhattan) aimed at the weird starlike object (west) that I was staking out for the last 2 weeks of June. I had with me (on loan courtesy of my friend) a Sony Hi-8 72x zoom with tripod to validate what I have been seeing. It was a beautiful night, moderately cloudy to clear At 20:48, before the East River fireworks, I was filming towards (west) a triangular starlike object. The Triangular Starlike Object came to watch the East River fireworks. I guess who wouldn't miss this one in a new york minute I zoomed in at 72x west at the starlike object. A triangular object/craft emerged from my viewfinder. It is a glowing red triangular body with green on the edges. In normal eyesight, It is luminous white (like a star) but seems so near to the earth's atmosphere (size) to be a star. I started video recording a triangular object (like an inverted top) with white lights rotating at the base. I also noticed portholes rotating just above the rotating white lights and a smaller portholes underneath it. I have approximately 15 minutes video footage of this triangular object/craft. It hid behind the clouds before the fireworks began.

I have submitted choice video stills at jpg format to Mr. Peter Davenport. I also have the video footages of the event plus the fireworks.

((NUFORC Note: We are grateful for the report and the images, which have been forwarded to our Center. The object is triangular in nature, with several lights at the bottom. We do not know what it is. PD))