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Occurred : 5/1/2007 03:00 (Entered as : 05/01/07 03:00)
Reported: 5/16/2007 10:39:24 AM 10:39
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: New York City (Brooklyn), NY
Shape: Circle
Duration:30 sec
Strange light in Brooklyn

This is mostly explained by an human controled searchlight. However I will leave this report in case anyone else in Brooklyn or Northern New Jersey saw something similar early may or late april and have been wondering about it.

At around 3 am I saw towards the SW at around 30degree above flat ground a very large stationary moon like object. It was not the moon, and much larger. This was through my living room window. I gawked at this sight for a few seconds, moved a few feet left and right to see if the object was a reflection off my window, It did'nt move. I am certain that this object was real and outside my window. It was the size of a large Grapefruit held a couple of feet away from my face.

I turned to get my Binoculars from a closet for 5 second and then when I reentered my living room it was gone--vanished.

The most likely explanation was that someone was shining a huge searchlight towards a new building that was located in same direction 1 1/2 blocks away. This flat concrete surface most likely would light up in a circle to resemble this " faux moon".

However in examining this sight in daylight I had the impression that the "faux moon" was higher on the horizon, but perhaps I misjudged this. Also I find it strange that someone would be shining a huge search light which would have needed to cover the surface of old fashion outdoor movie screen at a new building at 3am in the morning. There was no police acitivity like helicopters in the area at the time, nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary. But this is New York and strange human things do occur.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))