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Occurred : 7/1/1978 08:45 (Entered as : 07/01/1978 08:45)
Reported: 7/23/2004 9:22:08 AM 09:22
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Fort Drum, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:Only 4 or 5 seconds
Large red light seen crossing the moon in a few seconds.

When I was about 8 or 9 years old my father was stationed at FT Drum New York.

My whole family seen it, so not just me.

It was a summer night and we where all outside on the patio relaxing.

Then... this thing had to be big, really big as it looked like a red dot that went across the moon. It was not a Comet or an Asteroid as it had no tail and honestly moved to slow to be either of the two in my opinion.

As a note the light was solid, it did not blink and was the color of a traffic light.

It was going the speed or looked the same way a plane looks crossing the sky.

It appears slow but in fact is going 100's of miles an hour.

Now the fact it crossed the moon in about 4 seconds is very fast indeed.

I can not even begin to speculate on the speed.

I made a small animation of what it looked like. I have never seen anything else since then even though I looked constantly with my telescope and moon map I got that Christmas. I am now 34 years old. LOL! Thanks ((name deleted))

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))