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Occurred : 2/13/2016 18:30 (Entered as : 2/13/16 18:30)
Reported: 2/19/2016 5:14:01 PM 17:14
Posted: 2/26/2016
Location: Staten Island, NY
Shape: Cigar
Duration:1 minute
Bright orange light, long and skinny, hovering over tree line at dusk that flew in a straight line and very fast.

I'm from Denver, CO, and was visiting New York. I took an Uber driver to Staten Island for sight seeing and visiting where my step mom was raised. It was around 6:30-7:00 just getting dark, but with some light left in the sky.

As we were driving I look over to a tree line decently far in the distance and see a very bright orange-ish long and skinny light hovering in the sky above the tree line. There was a plane as well flying above and a bit further in the distance from this object. I could see the noticeable flashing lights of the plane and could clearly make out that it was a plane, therefore this object was even more odd and off looking.

A few seconds after looking at the bright object or light, it moved in a straight line fast, passing the plane then stopping again. I thought to myself did I really see that? So I pointed it out to the Uber driver, I asked him, "Do you see that?!" He said yes and shortly after it moved again in a straight line very fast, we both said "it's moving, it's moving!"

Once again it stopped, then went off again and in like a flash it was gone. Completely gone. We both agreed it was something we could not explain and have never seen anything similar to it. I still cannot explain this light, the way it moved, how fast it had moved, the way it looked or how it was there then gone.