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Occurred : 9/11/2006 23:00 (Entered as : 09/11/06 23:00)
Reported: 6/19/2007 8:28:46 PM 20:28
Posted: 8/7/2007
Location: New York City, NY
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 seconds
Like a shooting star but slowed down, hovered an instant, changed directions, another quick hover, changed directions again then sped o

At first it looked like a shooting star coming from north-west but it slowed down, hovered an instant, changed directions going back to the left for another fraction of a second then shot off rapidly to the right, a brief hesitation and it was out of sight.

I was at the top of the Empire State Building at around 11 pm with 3 other people standing on the side that faces Central Park but looking to go back to the side where the memorial lights were shining in the place of the World Trade Center when one of the people I was with said “Oh, Look up! It’s a shooting star!” Realizing that when someone spots a shooting star it is usually too late if you don’t happen to be looking in that direction, I was surprised when I followed where she was pointing and actually saw the “star”. It was still traveling much faster than a plane, high in the sky, coming in from my left (from N-W) in a downward arc leaving a bit of a trail. But what happened next really freaked us out. The object then slowed down. It stopped for a fraction of a second (as in hovering) and changed directions going back to the left for another fraction of a second then shot off to the right, made a very brief hesitation, then continued to the right (south-east) and was gone…no further sign of it. In all, the Z like movement lasted about 3 seconds.

I have never been a believer in UFO’s but I’ve changed my mind. There I was with 3 other people and we all saw the same thing. Then I checked out the internet and found that Channel 5 in Seattle had a news report on a similar sighting around sunset their time and that it was explained away by the FAA as a reflection on a plane. No way …it wasn’t sunset for me! Taking into consideration the 3 hour time difference, I’d say if it were the same object, it took this “shooting star” about 1 hour to cross the USA from Seattle to NYC. I want to be in contact with more people who saw this “shooting star”.

I know I’m late in reporting this but I just finally had to say something. It happened almost a year ago but I can’t get it out of my mind. I want to be in contact with other people who may have seen this “shooting star” on Sept 11, 2006.