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Occurred : 10/2/2005 18:00 (Entered as : 10/02/05 18:00)
Reported: 2/8/2006 9:43:22 AM 09:43
Posted: 2/14/2006
Location: New York City (Manhattan), NY
Shape: Other
Duration:3 minutes
Did anyone see a very strange object flying above New York City on October 2, 2005? I have pictures

On Sunday October 2, 2005, I was standing by the window of my 15th floor apartment in New York, when I saw a ver strange object coming from the east (Queens), flying at relatively low altitude. I live in a high rise on the East side of Manhattan by the river, and I have unobstructed view of the city, including La Guardia airport nearby and JFK farther in the distance, so I normally see all kinds of aircraft flying around, but this object caught my attention because of its odd appearance. It was a dark, almost black, very big object that flew very smoothly without making any noise. Its shape was extremely unusual, very difficult to describe, but it was not aerodynamic at all. The only thing I can compare it with is a modern sculpture. It was definitely not an airplane, a helicopter or a blimp. But it didn't even closely resembled either the image that, at least mentally, we all have of UFOs. It was not a bright-silver flying saucer, did not emit any lights and did not fly at great speed. It came very close to my building and then veered north and disappeared in the distance. I had it in front of my eyes for at least 3 minutes. It was such as strange sighting that I even thought it might be a hallucination. Amid my disconcert, I was able to grab my camera and take two pictures which, to my surprise, came out as sharp and crisp as my memory.

I want to point out that it was a beautiful early-fall day, there was still plenty of sunlight, the sky was clear and lots of New Yorkers were outside. I could see many people walking the promenade along the East river so they all had to have seen this object. It was impossible to miss it. And, still, no newspaper or TV news made any mention of it. I have shown the pictures to all my relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances, etc. and they all look at them in disbelief. So far, nobody seems to have a plausible explanation for this phenomenon and even the most skeptic ones (I consider myself one of them) admit it's very strange and suspicious. I keep these pictures as a treasure but I am willing to share them.