|Occurred : 10/3/2008 08:13 (Entered as : 10/03/08 8:13)
Reported: 10/4/2008 6:07:52 AM 06:07
Location: Schenectady, NY
|Circle of Light Seen In Morning Sky
On October 3, 2008 at approximately 8:13 am I was driving southeast on Lishakill Road in Colonie, New York when I looked up very high in the morning sky to see a bright light in between trees. It was moving at a quick rate of speed and I only saw it for approximately one minute because the trees were in the way. At first I thought it was a search light, but then I thought I saw what appeared to be fire on one side of the circle. It was a very cloudy morning and I do not believe it was the sun. I noticed in my rear view mirror the car behind me was driving in the middle of the road and down the road on the left was a Colonie police officer blocking a side street. When I arrived at work at approximately 8:25 am I told my coworkers of the experience. Less than 40 minutes later my coworkers and I saw a fighter jet took off from Albany International and it circled around and headed in the direction where I had the sighting. The article in today's Times Union newspaper (October 4, 2008) states that a Hornet fighter jet did take off from Albany International and circled around RPI in Troy, New York.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))