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Occurred : 6/27/2004 21:45 (Entered as : 06/27/104 21:45)
Reported: 6/27/2004 9:46:49 PM 21:46
Posted: 7/8/2004
Location: New York City, NY
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1+ seconds
Fireball flashed and streaked across the Manhattan sky northward and disappeared in a little over a second

I was walking out of a movie theatre on 13th street and Broadway at approximately 9:45 PM. Broadway runs northwest and southeast. I was looking up into the sky northward, I saw a flash and what looked like a fireball appeared. It seemed to flash into view suddenly. It was predominantly red with white, maybe yellow intermixed and it changed colors as it moved on. It appeared suddenly and streaked north diminishing in size as it streaked and left sight within milliseconds after I saw it. I believe in addition to the change of size due to increasing distance as it moved, that it also got smaller itslef. I screamed to my companions just after the object came into view, but as they turned it had already disappeared. The sight of the object caught me by surprise.

The night sky was clear, there was no wind to speak of. The moon was clearly visible in the southern portion of the sky. Since the street slants, I saw a flash and the object appear from behind a building as it went northward. It definitely was above the buildings, it made no sound and did not leave a trail.

I saw what seemed to be two commercial jets one flying north the other flying south shortly afterward as I reached the next block heading west and from my vantage point on the ground, I could see the commercial crafts for quite some time by comparison. I'm not sure if anyone else saw the fireball/UFO but I would be happy to know that someone else did, to confirm.