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Occurred : 12/18/2012 23:45 (Entered as : 12/18/12 23:45)
Reported: 12/18/2012 11:25:01 PM 23:25
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Islip, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
Red Orange Objects Flying V Formation In Sky Above Long Island New York

On December 18th, 2012 in Islip NY I was standing outside a friends home waiting for a ride back to my house. Often at my house, since there is a clear view of the sky, I look up and hope to see a shooting star. On clear nights I often do.

So standing outside my friends home I decide to do the same. I'm looking south and up to Orion's Belt. I tilted my head back a little to see above me and I see many objects whizzing around. The objects are red-orange in color and about twice the size of a star but only a fraction of the brightness. As bright as something on the edge of a street lights view. The objects flew like insects fly with sharp and fast darting movements. The objects were moving quickly and as they were moving around they also all started moving south in direction and within two seconds had formed a large V shape consisting of about 7 red orange objects and a line of 3 following on the left side. There were no streaks as shooting stars. There was no sound.

The formation of red orange lights continued what seemed now seemed slowly but smoothly on a southern course gaining height and flying towards Orion's Belt. I did not look away, I reached for my phone to record video not looking away at all, but it did not load until the objects were out of view. My friend showed up the literal second they disappeared. I was still staring up in the sky and I yelled for him to come and look. By that time the objects in the sky were gone. What I saw tonight on Long Island...a place I grew up on, I have never seen the like of in the sky. I am a religious person. I work in the music and food industry, I fish and do things we all do. I know what I saw.

I will never forget those 10 seconds of my life. It is now one of my biggest memories. It is unsettling to me, however; I am a person of truth and I would like to know what exactly the red-orange luminescent bodies flying in the sky in formation above our heads are. Thank you for your time.