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Occurred : 5/28/2006 17:00 (Entered as : 05/28/2006 17:00)
Reported: 1/2/2007 11:33:55 AM 11:33
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Shape: Circle
Duration:3-1/2 minutes
May/2006 - Video: UFO Over Philadelphia?

I spent the weekend in New Jersey and on Sunday, my father gave me a ride back to Philadelphia. I drove, and he asked if I could stop down in Chinatown so he could pick up some tea and some new teacups.

I took 95-N and got off at the Washington Ave exit, and proceeded up Washington Ave to 7th St. A few blocks before I turned onto 7th, I was looking up at the clouds when I saw something just kind of sitting there in the clouds that I could not identify.

When we turned south on 7th St., we pulled into a parking lot just off the intersection and across from Pho Ha where my father wanted to stop. I decided to hop out and use the DV camcorder my folks bought for my girlfriend and I back in Novemember when our son was born, and started recording.

The quality is not the best, and there's a Vietnamese band playing in the background in part of the footage but take a look.

It's clearly not an airplane or a helicopter. Around 2:38, I zoom all the way out to show just how far away this thing is, and based on that (which you'll see), I don't feel confident that it's a balloon as from that distance, even with my good eyesight, I don't think I would have seen a regular balloon flying that high, that far away, with the late afternoon sun kind of in my eyes otherwise.

So by definition, it's a UFO. What exactly it is, I don't know but enjoy, let others know for enjoyment if you want, and leave some comments if you want.

I wrote about it on my website here - (http://phillybits.blogspot.com/2006/05/ufo-sighting-over-philadelphia.html) Video can be seen here - (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKEk5nu00lQ)