|Occurred : 9/9/2002 19:02
Reported: 9/9/2002 16:51
Location: Moriches Bay (Long Island), NY
Duration:1 minute, or less.
|Telephoned report to NUFORC:
The U. S. Coast Guard, Boston, MA, forwards information submitted to their station via radio-telephone by two men sailing south of Long Island. Please see report from two witnesses for this date.
The two witnesses reported witnessing a disc-shaped object with appendages, descend out of the evening sky to the northeast of the witnesses' sailboat, suddenly level out, move rapidly to the south, and then appear to move rapidly away from the boat to the east.
The witnesses reported to the USCG that they estimated that the object had been less than 5 miles from their location when they first observed it.
Their position at the time of the sighting, was the following: 40.31 degrees north, 072.33 degrees west.
((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to the U. S. Coast Guard in Boston, MA, and in Virginia, for sharing the information with our Center. We also are grateful to the U. S. Air Force, who we believe may also have been involved in processing the report, and in forwarding it to us. Peter Davenport))