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Occurred : 8/29/2004 13:30 (Entered as : 08/29/2004 13:30)
Reported: 9/3/2004 4:40:56 PM 16:40
Posted: 9/9/2004
Location: New York City, NY
Shape: Triangle
8/29/04 1:30pm Eastern -Triangle over Empire State Building with protests below.

On August 29th 2004 at 1:30pm Eastern Time, My girlfriend and I were on a bus toward the Lincoln Tunnel. We were riding adjacent to the husdon river and had a perfect view of the New York City Sky line. I looked out my window and could see this triangle shaped object hovering directly above the Empire State Building. What caught my attention was that it hovered under a blimp for a moment, stopped and moved from east to west and back again, like a pendulum. How does a Helicoper hover under a blimp? It also hovered down as if trying to touch the tip of the Empire State Building and then back up again. We observed the object until our view was obstructed as the bus approached the tunnel.

There is something else I could not explain. It would suddenly flash, as if the sun would casue it to glare but very suddenly and briefly, a metallic color. FLASH. It did this 3 times as if it were spinning and the shiny part would hit the sun.

I tried to believe it was a helicopter but their was a helicopter flying over the hudson river to the right of the object, (The Blimp was to the left) and I could clearly see all three objects in a clear cloudless sky. I cannot verify that this was not a helicopter becasue of depth perception but my girlfriend agreed on the shape and odd flash.

With all the security, tight US Airspace and in the midst of one of the biggest protests in history in the middle of the Republican Convention I cannot be sure how such an object flying so low was not noticed. I didn't see anyone else post any similar accounts so I may be wrong, Cest La Vie.