|Occurred : 5/12/2012 22:15 (Entered as : 5/12/2012 22:15)
Reported: 5/20/2012 7:04:17 PM 19:04
Location: Garden City, NY
|Sphere consisting of approximately 35 bright white lights.
I was invited over to a friend’s house for supper. About 10:15 PM I mentioned that the moon is right now very close to the earth in its orbit and do you want to go outside and look at it? First we went out to the back yard, but the trees did not allow much open area to see the sky. We then went to the front of the house.
Facing North and just a little bit to my left was a bright white light. I mentioned that it was probably a small private airplane. It looked about 3 to 5 thousand feet up. We did not really dwell on the light. Then we realized that it had not moved. First thought was that it might be a satellite.
I asked if they had a pair of binoculars. He came back with a 7 X 30 pair. You could see that it was a cluster of lights and not one bright singular light. I told them that I was going home and us my 10 X 40 pair of binoculars to see if it was any clearer.
My binoculars did make the sighting clearer. It was a cluster of about 35 bright white lights in the shape of a sphere. Each light was connected to another with a rod or shaft. These white rods were also just as bright as the lights. It is now about 10:35 PM and the object has not moved.
A neighbor was walking his dog and asked what I was doing. I said that I was looking at a UFO. He said, “yeah, right”. I said take a look. He was totally dumbfounded.
I am a retired aeronautical engineer and the neighbor is a mechanical engineer. I went into the house about 10 minutes later and the object was still in the same place.
This sighting accrued on the evening of May 12, 2012.