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Occurred : 9/6/2003 23:30 (Entered as : 09/07/03 11:30PM)
Reported: 9/7/2003 10:05:51 AM 10:05
Posted: 9/9/2003
Location: New York City, NY
Shape: Cigar
Duration:1 hour
Lights over New York City

I live in Manhattan and a student at Columbia University Medical School. I live in an apartment on the 29th floor with bay windows with sky views of the Hudson River, New Jersey, planes lading towards Newark Airport, La Guardia Airport, and Queens. I've noticed on a slight foggy night about Mid August an unidentified white light glowing floating object-size of a blimp, just standing still over the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. I assumed it was probably a blimp floating at night because in the day, blimps fly over my window advertising for Saturn, Fuji, etc-it stayed there for 1-2hours. I didn't pay much attention b/c i thought it was probably a blimp until I noticed the same object in a non-foggy night sky last night. I noticed the same object, behind the LaGuardia Aiport floating but smaller because it was farther away and higher. The lights on this thing was similar to the object seen over the New Jersey side of the Hudson, but the lights alternated from red to white in periods of 10seconds apart. It stayed in the air, moving slowly and standing still for about 1 hour. The airport scheduled continued b/c the incoming airplanes were landing at the airport. There were city helicopters flying over the sky in other directions-with the police lights, but nothting bothered the object. The lights on this object differed in pattern blinking, size, and color than all the other lights on the other aircraft that was flying in the sky last night. It slowly drifted away.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness means a date of September 6th, not 7th, and we have changed the date above. PD))