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Occurred : 5/7/2007 14:01 (Entered as : 05/07/07 14:01)
Reported: 5/7/2007 11:47:44 AM 11:47
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: New York City (Whitestone), NY
Shape: Sphere
Duration:approx 10 seconds
White shperical object seen near New York City

It was approximately 2 PM eastern time. I was out in my backyard and I happened to look up. Relatively far away, I saw a white object. I dismissed it as a plane, but suddenly realized it was circular. It was moving slowly, and crossed the sky a little bit. It appeared to move down but then went upward. Then it disappeared up.

I live near LaGuardia Airport, and have for a long time. I can tell the difference between a plane and anything else. At the angle in which the object rose, it was opposite the airports, also including JFK. It rose too sharply to be a plane.

I am unsure if the object was a UFO or a balloon. Right after I saw it, I went to my computer. I checked to see where balloons pop. It said they pop at 30,000 feet. http://www.balloonhq.com/faq/howpop.html was my reference website. That seemed too low for where my object was flying. The object also seemed far away, so far that I don’t think I’d be able to it if it was a balloon, due to its sizing.