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Occurred : 10/23/2008 23:00 (Entered as : 10/23/08 23:00)
Reported: 10/23/2008 8:53:30 PM 20:53
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Shape: Chevron
Duration:20 seconds
Very faint, reddish, V shaped object observed 20 seconds.

At about 11:00 pm, October 23, 2008, (tonight) I was outside of my house looking at stars debating whether to try some time lapse photography as the sky was fairly clear.

Looking North, I noticed a very faint, red to pink colored V or chevron shaped object moving from North to South at about a 2 o’clock high position. The "arms" of the V seemed one solid mass, as opposed to a string of lights.

I held my hand out at arm’s length and the sides of the V measured just slightly less than my forefinger. The shape was symmetrical, and the object did not change course or speed. A very quiet whine was heard, low pitched, and barely audible, and in truth may have come from another source other than this object as there is a busy road not too far away. The object seemed to be at a high altitude, and seemed very large.

I purposely observed how stars were blotted out by its passing, and as it passed directly in line of sight to the star cluster commonly called the Seven Sisters, I could see that there was no central structure, but one of the object’s side legs did completely blot out the stars of this cluster as it passed.

I observed the object for approximately 20 seconds until it passed out of sight.