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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/21/1962 23:21 (Entered as : 12/21/1962 23:21)
Reported: 10/21/2005 12:22:14 PM 12:22
Posted: 11/3/2005
Location: New York City, NY
Shape: Cigar
Duration:15 minutes
the ufo I saw on dec, 21, 1962 in NYC has never appeared on any website I could find

there was a newspaper strike which went on for days and days. NY Review of books was founded in feb. '63 because of strike.

this evening we came out of the limelight coffee house and saw the cigar -shaped object flying low over the buildings to the west of seventh avenue. it went north from south, downtown to uptown, the back end was flaming. it wasn't fast.

several people watched it in wonder until it was out of sight. we went home, listened to radio. many mentions of sightings in metro area. finally got to sleep late.

the next day on radio--nothing, and no newspapers, of course. a colleague of mine in a different part of manhattan saw it, too.

it's still a mystery to me...