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Occurred : 8/13/1959 22:30 (Entered as : 08/13/59 22:30)
Reported: 11/21/2011 8:52:37 PM 20:52
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Jewett, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
Tumbling zig zag pattern of a shooting "star" observed in the Catskill Mountains, NY

I remember star gazing with my brothers and friend in the evening laying out on our front lawn in Jewett New York 12444. We saw what appeared to be a tumbling star traveling in a random zig zag patter. It wasn't until I came upon this site and read another observation in Troy, NY, with the exact description of what I saw.

They pinpointed the date and in retrospect, even though I was only 9 years old, this date is probably when it happened.

I suspect it may have been another Russian Satellite that was out of control and tumbling in a free fall.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))