|Occurred : 10/10/2008 06:00 (Entered as : 10/10/2008 06:00)
Reported: 10/10/2008 7:54:01 AM 07:54
Location: Albany, NY
|I live Colonie, New York, a suburb of Albany. I live within 4 miles of the Albany International Airport. Many takeoff’s and landings come over my house, so I have a habit of looking up to watch the planes.
On the morning of October 10, 2008 at approx 6 am, I went outside on my deck to have coffee and a cigarette. It was still dark outside but to the east I could see the sky was beginning to brighten.
There had been times at night when I would be out with the dogs and had seen satellites move across the sky. This morning as I sat there I could see to the North a bright light moving south. At first I just thought it to be a plane getting ready to land with its lights on. As it came closer it was moving at a good rate of speed and seemed to accelerate quiet fast. When it got overhead, it took off light a shot for a short distance and stopped dead . It then took off north east for a short time and then went south again, again accelerating for another short time and again stopped and turned back and then went south again.
That’s w hen I lost it in the trees.
In the beginning it appeared to be round in shape like a star, but when it was over head, it had more of an oblong shape to it. The size only looked like a bright star, so it was hard for me to tell how high it was in the sky.
I had never seen anything this ever. It was truly an experience for me and I wanted to share this with someone.