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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/16/2018 (Entered as : 9/16/18)
Reported: 9/18/2018 1:50:32 PM 13:50
Posted: 9/27/2018
Location: New York, NY
Shape: Unknown
Duration:18:05
Unknown object over Upper West Side NYC

Sunday the 16th of September, 2018, around 6:05 PM, with a clear blue sky and no clouds around in New York City, my wife and kids were walking North on Broadway on our way home. She was a few yards ahead of me with our youngest and I was walking behind with our 15 year old.

Around 89th St. and Broadway I noticed a reflection high in the sky, maybe a circular shape but not sure. I’m not sure if it was a light or if it was a reflection from the sun on the object because the view was coming in and out as it was moving north the same way we were walking. My 15 year old also took notice and he grabbed my phone and took a short video. The video captures a bright object but it was too high to tell what it was. It wasn’t an airplane because we saw airplanes flying around and we see them all the time. They always fly at a low level because they follow the same pattern into LaGuardia. We also see the pattern of airplanes flying into Newark Airport.

It wasn’t a helicopter because it was way too high. It wasn’t a balloon because the movement wasn’t scattered the way a balloon moves with the wind and the wind at that time “I checked” was blowing SE at 8.1mph. This unknown object was moving slowly north then it slowly tuned towards the west heading towards the Hudson River that separates New Jersey and New York. Eventually we lost sight of the object because of the buildings. I’m writing here just in case someone also saw something, same date and time.

If you want to ask me questions you may call me but what I wrote here is pretty much what I saw. I will see how I can send the video.