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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/16/2017 22:30 (Entered as : 09/16/17 22:30)
Reported: 10/1/2017 3:06:38 PM 15:06
Posted: 10/5/2017
Location: Rochester, NY
Shape: Rectangle
Duration:15 seconds
Box-shaped UFO Low to Ground with 2 Red & 2 Blue Lights on Bottom Crosses 490 in Rochester

On aforementioned date and time, my friend and I were on our way to a bar in downtown Rochester. We both were completely sober at this time. We were traveling in a westerly direction through the Park Avenue area of Rochester on the 490 North freeway. It was already completely dark outside, except for some ambient streetlight/city light. The UFO was traveling in a Northeasterly direction at approximately 25mph and we were traveling about 65mph.

I first noticed the UFO as we were driving along listening to music. At first I said nothing as I noticed the object had no flashing lights, which I've never seen before on any type of flying craft. As soon as I realized this, I said to my friend half jokingly "look a UFO". I pointed it out to him and then turned down the music. Just as I did this the bottom lights came more into view, and I could clearly see 4 large in diameter lights mounted on the bottom of the UFO making a perfect square. The 2 lights leading the way were red, and the 2 lights following were blue. They were very close to the color of red and blue police lights, however they were large solid lights (not beams or spotlights) that did not blink.

The UFO flew just about directly over us as I continued to stare and make as many detailed mental notes as possible while my friend looked as often as he could (he was driving). My friend immediately agreed that it was very strange and that he had never seen anything like it.

We tried to go over what it could possibly be, but since there were no blinking lights (which are required by law on all aircraft) and since the speed was so slow, the only possibility I thought would be a police helicopter, except several things didn't fit. We heard no helicopter sounds at all, and this UFO only appeared to be about 200-300ft above the ground. I also researched heavily into what this might be, and nothing matched, including the police helicopters used in the area.

I later asked my friend to describe exactly what he saw so that I could get an independent description of the object. He immediately said it was "box-shaped" with 2 red lights and 2 blue lights on the bottom. I personally couldn't make out anything other than the lights and the square shape surrounding the lights, however I was only focused on the lights, whereas he saw a box shaped object with lights underneath. Some other information: the UFO appeared to be about 30ft x 30ft squared on the bottom. The 4 lights took up all of the space on the bottom of the UFO, which would mean each light had a diameter of about 15ft x 15ft.