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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/19/2017 22:00 (Entered as : 10/19/17 22:00)
Reported: 2/17/2018 1:27:38 PM 13:27
Posted: 2/22/2018
Location: Albany, NY
Shape: Circle
Duration:1-2 minutes
Distant (no ability to gauge, nor size,) a yellow light with alternating orange circle.

Redo: Sorry this took so long, busy, fired, then I got the flu that laid me up for a month or more and I broke a rib coughing. In that time my van’s battery ran down and I don’t have a computer on the internet. I’m at the Albany Public Library.

First about me: 1) I served in the US Navy and had watch standing as a duty on ships where I was trained to watch the sky and look for any in bound objects. This entailed me having to give the location in the sky of anything in the sky, 2) I was in commercial flight school, second year, when 911 happened. I am familiar with standard aviation markings at night.

On 10/19/17 I was driving to work in Albany, NY, and made a shortcut through a nearby stadium parking lot. It was night and I stopped to adjust my clothing which had bound up. As I looked toward the eastern sky at about 30 degrees off the horizon, due East I saw an object traveling at what I estimate to be about 100 plus knots straight up.

The object was yellow with orange flashing lights. This is not the markings of any terrestrial aircraft and the speed excludes anything like balloons, and the altitude it reached was at I estimate over a mile up.

I checked with the airport and the ceiling was broken at one to ten miles, where it disappeared in one to two minutes.

Then I saw a second object and recorded it on my phone. The images move side to side from holding the phone. The sound in the background by chance is a rebroadcast of Coast to Coast with Art Bell on my car's radio.