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Occurred : 5/20/2002 11:30 (Entered as : 05/20/02 11:30)
Reported: 6/6/2009 7:09:26 PM 19:09
Posted: 6/9/2009
Location: New York City (Brooklyn), NY
Shape: Cigar
Duration:about 60 seconds
cigar shaped slender long ufo observed for a minute with subseqeunt absence of the object after just about 10 to 15 seconds of not look

i was in my 3rd year of residency at that time. while reading for a test up in the resident's room around 11:30 am i looked up at the window, and saw a gray colored pipe-like object(cigar shaped) at about 2000 to 2500 feet from the 12th floor of the hospital where i was. this was approximately over a key foods supermarket or a little more distant from the site. it was stationary and did not look like a balloon. it must have been about the length of three fighters end to end from that distance, as far as i can surmise, but slender. i could make out small angular projections around the right one-third of the object taking my right side as a reference. i did not see any transparent areas or lights. i could hear no sound. since i was reading for a test, i could not give any more attention to this stationary object, unfortunately. i looked down to read a few lines and when i looked up in about 10 to 15 seconds or so(due to curiosity as to what it was) it was no longer there! in my opinion it wasn't a balloon, or a conventional aircraft. i recounted it excitedly to my wife when i got back in the evening. i have not forgotten the brief sighting after all these years, and wrote about it briefly to some organization working with texas division of mufon, after a few years, and got an e-mail saying that it would be relayed to mufon head in texas or something like that. i did not have any further contacts after that and did not know to report it to national center for ufo reporting at that time. some of the pictures that i have seen of cigar shaped objects in ufo documentaries look very much like what i saw. it is very much in my memory bank. Kt

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))