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Occurred : 10/31/2005 18:00 (Entered as : 10/31/05 18:00)
Reported: 11/1/2005 2:20:12 PM 14:20
Posted: 11/3/2005
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:1 1/2 hours
Several bright lights moving erratically for extended periods of time, including growing in size and brightness, and disappearing.

On the night of halloween, October 31st at 6:00 to 7:30 PM in Poughkeepsie NY two college students observed several unidentified flying objects, over a course of an hour and a half.

It could have been one object disappearing and then reappearing, or several different ones. It was a large, bright, orange light the size of a large planet that was moving erratically for continuous periods of time ranging up to 30 minutes. It was moving, stopping, hovering, then moving, going up and down, side to side, and in curving arcs with akward angles.

It appeared to move fast and with great agility. In addition there was a sharp, crisp, but slow-moving streak of light across the sky as an outlined object descended consistently in a straight line over a large area of the sky and heading directly to the large orange object described above.

This streaking object disappeared right before reaching the actual object. This orange object eventually disappeared behind the trees. It was found later at another point in the sky - on the opposite horizon. This appeared suddenly - in a point in the sky earlier scanned - it had not been seen there moments before.

This one moved erratically for two minutes as before and then suddenly grew in light, color, and size - to an overwhelming and startling appearance - this flash/flare was 2 seconds in length, after which it disappeared entirely.

Finally another bright orange orb appeared, moved consistenly in one direction across a large portion of the sky before akwardly and suddenly reversing direction, angling downwards towards the horizon.

This object then grew in intensity and brightness and size, with sharp and protruding white light, in such a fashion as to create the distinct impression that it was coming closer to the viewers - approaching the point of observation. This action caused fear for the viewers as well as immense apprehension, to the point where one viewer began running away towards the vehicle out of fear and panic.

The object quickly thereafter diminished and turned to another direction.

The final phenomenon was a different bright red light above the horizon to the East that both viewers saw clearly at the same moment. It then disappeared from view - vanishing - while in the periphery of both viewer's vision and was afterwards nowhere to be found.

This occurred from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday, October 31st, 2005, over the Vassar College Farm in Poughkeepsie New York.