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Occurred : 2/21/1999 01:30 (Entered as : 02/21/1999 1:30)
Reported: 1/29/2004 1:58:20 PM 13:58
Posted: 1/31/2004
Location: New York City (Brooklyn) (Bensonhurst), NY
Shape: Light
Duration:15-30 min

What my grandma and I saw was unbelievable. The whole experience took anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. It was late at night, like about 1:30 am, in 1999 (Im not 100% sure of the year, or date, though). We lived (myself and the family still does) in a one-bedroom apartment. The windows are facing the back yard and an abandoned building.But if you look out of the window, to the right, you can see a crack which lets you see the buildings further down the block and a few blocks thereafter.

That night my grandma came over so I gave up my living room bed and slept on the couch. Well anyways, granny wanted to go to sleep so I turned off the lights. As I was heading to sleep, I passed the window and noticed a bright, strange-looking white light hovering above one of the apartment buildings further down the block. There wasn't much room to see it but I noticed it for the sole reason that it was so BRIGHT. At first I figured it was some crazily helicopter but it was absolutely silent, and it was so dark out that I could not see the structure of the object other than its light(s). As I came closer to the window I noticed that the light had a narrow but bright,white line (like a beam) coming down from it to the roof of the building and right on top of the roof, this line was connected to something rotating on the roof in a circular motion. I couldn't tell what it was, but I could certainly tell that it was rotating extremly fast and voilently. Right about then I was thinking UFO. After about 5 minutes of glaring at the object(s)I went to find my binoculars so I could take a better look but I had no luck as everyone was sleeping; Then I woke up my grandma, who was almost asleep and told her to take a look at this unbelievable thing. Granny wanted to turn on the light so she could see it better but that didn't help, so I turned the light back off. Right after, the object's narrow, bright line swooped to our window and shined a light directly at us through our window for about 3-5 seconds. It felt like a helicopter shining its light at somebody on the street except it was at least 1/7th to 1/8th (a guess) of a mile away, much too far. Imagine a giant searchlight on the roof of a 5 story building shining at you directly through your window. I guess that meant that it could probably tell that we were observing it because of the light switching. Well anyways, it felt like the light was "reading" me. I was scared like hell and my hands started to shake. Right after, the narrow line came back to initial p! osition and, along with the rotating object(s)appeared to have moved from the roof and into the bright light on top of them. Suddenly, the light slowly dissappeared behind the building and I never saw it again.

By the way, it was very possible for other people in my building to see this, but most of them were probably asleep. And, oh yeah; One of my friends from high school tried to make me promise to never tell this experience to anyone ever again after I told it to him (we are not friends anymore). Who knows why he asked me, but the fact that someone like that seriously told me never to give this info away is crazy. I HAVE THE FREEDOM TO SAY WHATS ON MY MIND. Thank you for listening to my story. Please respond. I really want to know more about this strange occurence.