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Occurred : 7/3/2010 21:30 (Entered as : 07/03/10 21:30)
Reported: 7/4/2010 8:37:14 AM 08:37
Posted: 7/6/2010
Location: Watkins Glen, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:4-6 minutes each
3 Separate Sightings 15 minutes appart

July 4, 2010 We heard of object sightings over Seneca lake the weekend of June 26-27 from 2 separate and unrelated sources . . . .BUT- last night (July 3, 2010) at around 9:30 my wife & I were with 6 friends - (one of which had seen the lights the week before) were on the east shore of Seneca Lake about 10 miles north of the Village of Watkins Glen (located at the southern tip).

We are all professionals between 35 and 56 years old. We were watching fireworks around the lake from the dock. We saw 3 separate sightings of similar UFO objects about 15 minutes apart-they were NOT an aircraft that anyone could identify-no flashing lights typical of aircraft, movements were not typical of planes, and no airplane noises were heard.

The objects sight came from the horizon at the south-west (the first object came from a point furthest to the west compared to the other two) and traveled northerly up the lake pulsating a orangish/red glow. Their sizes at their largest point was about twice that of Venus, which was visible just above the western horizon and at least as bright if not brighter. Each time, their altitudes were at least a few thousand feet (guessing-based on the height of the surrounding hills from the water).

Most of their movements were similar in character to each other with erratic speed (fast then slow) and motions -veering off to one side or the other, sometimes instantly reversing their direction - sometimes appearing to stop or hover along their mainly northern route before continuing. None of the movements were super-fast.

All three sightings ended similarly in that they appeared to stop in about the same location to our south (distance unknown and very difficult to even guess) although their routes to get to that area were slightly different.

After being stationary a few seconds-they got brighter and brighter then began to move south and upward slowly (in relation to our position) as their light dimmed and then vanished. The second object re-appeared briefly (and dully) after a second or so of turning south disappearing, remaining visible for one or two more seconds again - which helped to verify that it was still moving after we lost sight of it before it then vanished.

The first sighting was approximately 5-6 minutes long, with the second and third being a little over 4 minutes.