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Occurred : 8/31/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 08/31/08 22:00)
Reported: 9/3/2008 8:16:28 PM 20:16
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Union, NJ
Shape: Light
Duration:5 seconds
Bright white light seen trailing through the sky North East of Union, NJ.

While sitting on my deck observing the sky, an airplane caught my attention flying at medium altitude like it had taken off from JFK or LaGuardia airport in NYC. The direction was North East from Union, NJ.

After looking at the airplane for a few seconds, an extremely bright light appeared at a lower altitude than the plane and then shot off to the left in an arc leaving a slight trail of light behind it.

This single point of light was very pure white and much larger in appearence (2 to 3 times its size) than the airplane which is why I assume it was at a lower altitude.

I have spent a good deal of time on my deck for the last 10 years and never observed anything like this. I was able to follow the object for approximately 5 seconds and then it disappeared.