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Occurred : 6/1/2009 20:40 (Entered as : 06/01/09 20:40)
Reported: 6/1/2009 6:39:46 PM 18:39
Posted: 6/9/2009
Location: Old Saybrook, CT
Shape: Light
Duration:40-60 seconds
Flickering light hovering over the Long Island Sound

I was sitting in my living room in our house on the shore of the Long Island Sound. I was watching TV and occasionally glancing out the windows looking southwest over the Sound. It was around dusk, so I was starting to see some of the lights over on Long Island, but it was still too early to see stars. Noticing something out of the corner of my eye, I glanced up and saw a dim, flickering light, hovering about 20 degrees above the horizon southwest from my house. It appeared over the Saybrook breakwater, in the direction of Plum Island, but seemed so dim and distant that it looked much farther- maybe even over Montauk or the Atlantic. I was confused, because it hadn't been there when I last looked, less than a minute ago, so it couldn't be a star. But it didn't appear to be moving, so it couldn't be a plane. As I watched it, I thought it might be a plane heading towards me. It appeared to move slightly up and to my left (further north from my perspective) and then faded away. I didn't see it again. From what I remember, the light flickered like a star and was slightly pink.