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Occurred : 12/26/2011 03:31 (Entered as : 12/26/2011 03:31)
Reported: 12/26/2011 1:35:12 PM 13:35
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Albany, NY
Shape: Oval
Duration:3 seconds
I had stepped outside and noticed in the southern sky a shiny oval shaped reflection which I initially thought was a plane. The brightness of the object caught my eye and I originally watched as I thought this must be light reflecting off a plane however within 3 seconds the object had just disappeared. There was no contrail and the object appeared to be at an high altitude and in the distance so I heard no sound.

In summary, a brightly reflecting oval shape drew my attention when I stepped outside around 3:30 pm this afternoon in Albany, New York. The object was moving away from my vantage point and the object had vanished within 3 to 5 seconds of me noticing it and observing it directly as I originally thought it was a plane. I had fixed my gaze on the object as I believed it was so shiny due to the sun's reflection. The shiny decreased iinstantaneously into a blackish color as the object "vanished" into thin air.