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Occurred : 8/24/2003 01:00 (Entered as : 08/24/03 25:00)
Reported: 8/24/2003 10:45:34 AM 10:45
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: New York City (Staten Island), NY
Shape: Flash
Duration:10-12 minutes
bronze sphere, flashed silver, looked like a black horizontal line when flash turned off. moved in straight line across sky.

I was working on the side of my house, I stoped for a minute to have a smoke and was looking up at the sky at the swarms of dragonflys and locust. this is exactly what i saw: A bronze colored ball, very shinny and it was stattionary in the sky right above my head. I ran into my house to get my bonoculars and when i came outside the object was about a quarter of the way across the sky and moving at a moderate speed and was still at a very hight altitude. when i went back to see it with the binoculars it was flashing silver. it was silver then it stoped flashing for a second or too and flashed from silver to black and repeated until it went out of my view behind houses and a tree. when i looked at it with the binoculars though, It flashed from silver to what looked like a black horizontal line, i guess maybe whats called a cigar or a rod.

I kept my eyes on it until i could not see it anymore. the sky was clear and sunny and i can say that i got a very good look at this object.