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Occurred : 7/11/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 07/11/03 22:00)
Reported: 7/11/2003 7:32:56 PM 19:32
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Bay Shore, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:5-10 minutes
Strange red lights over Bay Shore

While coming home from work driving east on Sunrise Highway in eastern Bay Shore, I saw what appeared to be a hovering helicopter in the northeast sky. It looked to be over maybe Islip Terrace or so....

I made the next exit onto a side street to see the helicopter, but it was blocked out by trees. Instead, going northwest towards Brentwood and Commack, I saw a pair of red lights side by side. They looked pretty far apart, so if they were on airplane wingtips, either the plane was very large, or flying very low.

I had gotten out of my vehicle by this point and heard nothing. I also saw no other lights between them to suggest any kind of airplane I've ever seen (like a tail light or something). It kept moving away from me at a pretty fast pace and faded from view in the northwest sky.