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Occurred : 10/17/2011 23:00 (Entered as : 10/17/11 23:00)
Reported: 10/17/2011 9:44:10 PM 21:44
Posted: 10/19/2011
Location: West Walworth, NY
Shape: Unknown
Duration:15 seconds
Very large aircraft with lights as bright as the sun hovered near West Walworth New York

Very large craft with very bright lights descended very fast over Kutruff Hill near the hamlet of West Walworth. Although it was nearly the middle of the night, the lights lit up the neighborhood as if it was mid-day. These were not meteors emitting a quick burst of light, they seemed to hover, nearly motionless, for about 15 or 20 seconds. I could see my shadow on the ground. There was absolutely no sound as the lights appeared, and the craft took off at an astonishing rate of speed. Almost immediately, our property, which spans many acres, was inundated with very loud aircraft, all without any lights. I have been to NASCAR events and the way these aircraft were flying over my home would best be compared to the 'flyover' at the beginning of every race, except they went over our property multiple times. We live within 20 miles of an international airport, so I am not unfamiliar with many types of aircraft flying over our property, everything from homemade on! e-man contraptions to huge commercial airliners. This object moved in a manner I have never seen any identifiable aircraft move with lights as bright as the mid-day sun, which in and of itself was puzzling to me, but when it was followed by the roaring sounds of what appeared to be jets flying without any lights, it really drew my attention. I have lived in the area for over 25 years and have never seen a UFO here during that time. But I did live in the Hudson Valley region of New York State and witnessed several mass sightings in that area, some of which made headlines in local newspapers and television. This object was not as big as those I saw decades ago, but I would estimate it was at least three times the size of a 747.