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Occurred : 5/6/1996 20:00 (Entered as : 050696 20:00)
Reported: 6/14/2003 12:44:35 AM 00:44
Posted: 6/18/2003
Location: New York, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:2 hrs
We were followed by 4 dancing lights for over 70 miles

We were chased by 4 dancing lights.

It was a long time ago. Probably Fall 1995 or Spring 1996. The date and time I have listed is just for the purpose of being able to write this. My husband and I left New York City heading east on Long Island Expressway. Time was about 8 O'clock at night. The sky was hazy with a low thin cloud which was faintly illuminated by city lights hanging may be about 1000 feet or less above. About 5 miles after leaving the city I noticed four lights that at first I assumed are exhibit lights beamed from the ground. The lights were formed in a shape of rectangle, each at one corner. They each were doing a nervous kind of dance like circling an imaginary axel rapidly and every so often they all join each other at the center and cross over and go to the corners again. At the same time the entire formation kept moving from one place to another with no pattern.

At first when I saw the lights they were about 100 ft. diagonally to the left of our car. Then they moved up above our car and start moving in the same direction with us. For the first few miles that the lights were moving with us, either directly above us or a little to the left or to the right, or a few feet ahead or back, I still looked at them thinking they are exhibit lights. As we kept putting distance between us and the point when I first noticed them, I started to wonder what kind of exhibit lights would move this far without changing shape or losing brightness. Furthermore I could neither see any beams nor could I hear or see any object in the sky to be source of these strange lights. I started looking at them more intensely now and I mentioned to my husband that we are being followed by some lights. Of course he laughed at me and refused even to look at them (he was driving). The highway was at times very slow and at time it opened up so we could move faster. The lights kept up the speed with us. 25 miles later, they were still with us. Now I was quite aware of something strange going on and I felt having kind of a connection to them that I cannot even explain. Another 10 miles a car very much like our car passed us and then where the highway forked ahead of us (right fork leading to another highway going south) drove quickly to the right heading south and the lights started following that car. I was really very disappointed and told my husband that they lost us (of course he made fun of me again). The lights went southward for about 1/4 of a mile and looked like they realized they have made a mistake and stopped, then started looking around by coming back a little and then going south again a little and stopping and just moving around. Finally they gave up and kept going south and then eastward on the parallel highway to the south of our highway. I could see them from distance. I finally lost sight of them and we went to exist 63 (which is 55 miles from New York City). Then we! wend south about a mile and picked up my stepson and two of his friends (ages from 9 to 13) and started heading back toward the Expressway. I told the kids about the lights and they had a good laugh about it and made fun of me. When we reached the Expressway, I saw the lights again. They were standing right above Exit 63, I firmly believe waiting for us. Our destination was heading West to Exist 41 which is about 35 miles from Exit 63, then going up North to Oyster Bay, about 9 miles. Sure enough as soon as we got on the highway and headed west, the light started moving with us again. They kept with us all the way to Exit 41. When, at Exit 41, we got off the highway on the service road, I asked my husband to stop the car. I wanted to know if the lights would stop. And they did stop. Now everyone else, even the kids were amased and exited by this and we all started waiving and talking to the lights and they stayed right above us doing their dance. After 15 minutes we had no choice but heading home, we couldn't stay there all night and shouting without getting arrested. As soon as we started so did the light. We headed north and so did they. They came north for about 3 miles with us until they had to stop. The sky ran out of cloud and became clear with stars shining. The lights stood at the edge of the cloud. I kept looking at them for a few miles. I could see that they gave up and finally went a little south first and then west toward New York City.

When I came home I was extremely curious also afraid to tell anyone without being suspected of being crazy. I finally gathered up my nerve and called channel 12. I wanted to know if there were similar sightings. I spoke to the person who claimed to be the night eitor. He did not take me seriously and brushed me off by saying there has been report of light exhibits in the area. I immediately hang up and since then until now I haven't told anyone. We don't even discuss it among ourselves. But this never left my mind. I think about those lights often. I recently logged into this site and I noticed some of the reports were not that far away from what I saw. This is why I am writing. I don't remember the day or the time exactly but I vividly remember every moment of the time lights moved with us and every move they made.

I saw the same lights again once more (even though I don't think they were the exact same lights) about 2 years later in Greece. I was traveling on the highway by the water in Attiki. Around Anavisos, which is about 20 miles east of Athens, I saw similar lights. They came across the water and passed over us and kept going northward until they disappeared behind the hills. Again no ground beams or anything in the sky (such as helicopter) that might have been the source of the lights at all.

I am a logical person and I have been trying ever since to explain this to myself but I have not been able to come up with anything. I don’t think anyone else can either.