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Occurred : 1/21/2013 00:00 (Entered as : 01/21/13 0:00)
Reported: 1/22/2013 7:32:17 PM 19:32
Posted: 2/4/2013
Location: Schenectady, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:2.5 seconds
Extremely Bright Ball of light streaming downward from sky behind tree tops and to the horizon around midnight in upstate NY.

At approximately midnight last night (January 21, 2013), I was in bed watching television when in the window just to my left, a very bright light immediately drew my attention to focus on the window. The light came from the sky above traveling sort of straight down in path not unlike large bright fireworks coming down out of the sky downward. The color was mostly bright white and I think I detected just a hint of yellow and maybe some blue - again it looked almost like a bright ball or stream of light heading downward behind the treetops and into the horizon. I awaited a boom or was expecting to feel the impact it was so bright. It was kind of unnerving thinking it was a missle or somthing. But nothing, just silence. No vibration from impact. So I assumened it must have been very far away. The direction for my viewing point would have been roughly facing South East. The path of the bright ball or stream of light took about 2 to 3 seconds to travel from sky to horizon and out of site behind the trees as viewed through my bedroom window. Again it was so bright that I thought is was fireworks landing in the woods 50 yards behind my house. I got up, startling my wife, and stared out at that part of the sky and woods for 10 minutes or so, but not a trace of any other type of activity accept twinkling stars. That's it. I searched the internet today and did find where a number of other sightings in upstate NY and PA were very very much like mine at the same time of night. It was relieving to see others had seen what I had seen apparently. Thank you for having this forum for describing such experiences.