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Occurred : 10/6/1996 15:00 (Entered as : 10/06/96 15:00)
Reported: 8/22/2003 2:00:16 PM 14:00
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: New York City (Manhattan), NY
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15-20minutes
Boomerang-shape, "dividing"? objects.

At about 3pm in the afternoon of October 6th 1996, my friend and I were laying on the track at the field on 6th Street doing situps. My friend noticed something way, way up in the sky as if it were a star. The sky was clear blue with just a few fluffy-like clouds scattered. When I squinted to look at what he was looking at, I noticed a dark, greyish-metallic looking object which looked about the size that a star would look like at night. The object was stationary, it did not move. As I focused on the object, all of the sudden it took off toward the south at a high speed and went out of my sight. This object went from stationary to high speed movement in no time at all. I yelled at my friend so he could see that it had taken off, and he claimed it hadn't because he was still focused on the object. I lay back down next to him on the track and began focusing on yet another object of the same description. It was just there in the sky not moving. Aparently, this second object was the one he noticed first, and when I looked, my eyes caught sight of the one that was next to it and took off. As we stared at the object, something incredible and inexplicable happend. The object began to wobble as we focused more on the object, we could see it was a triangular-boomerang shape. My friend who has better vision than I said it had a orange-like glow to it as well. As the object wobbled, amazingly, another object just like it came forth from it as if it had divided itself into two. I know it sounds crazy or made up, but I will swear under oath and take a lie detector test or whatever is necessary, that this is what we both saw. Now, there were two objects side by side. The object that came out of the other one moved east slightly, so now they were aligned side by side. I cannot recall which of the two began wobbling now, I want to say it was the original one that spit the new one out because I recall the third object being directly above the original or "mother" object. In any case the! object began wobbling again and yet another one seemed to appear from the other. Now there were three, one above the original one and the other still aligned alongside the original one. At once, all three formed a triangle and stood there for a few minutes in triangular formation. After a few minutes, the top one moved slowly along side the others so that they were now on the same level side by side. The two in front now began to move together slowly eastward and the original or "mother one" stood still. As we watched, the original one began to move as well, the two moving ahead together, in the same eastward direction. Then they all picked up speed and disappeared East. This incident has haunted me and my friend all these years. I was tempted many times to report this to someone, but did not know where or who. I have seen other unexplained objects in the sky, but this was the most remarkable. If anyone else has seen something like this I would love to know.