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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/5/2001 03:00 (Entered as : 08/05/01 3:00)
Reported: 8/12/2002 1:05:02 PM 13:05
Posted: 8/16/2002
Location: New York City, NY
Shape: Light
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
I saw a light under our plane but above the city below us.

I was flying out of LaGuardia Airport on the date and time mentoined above. I had a window seat and I was looking down at the city. We were going up when I noticed it. It looked just like a bright star. It did not move the whole time I could see it. It was well above the city but still lower than our airplane.

((NUFORC Note: If the light was below the horizon, from the vantage point of the witness, it may have been something unusual, we feel, given that it was in his sight for an estimated 10 minutes. If it was above the horizon during the sighting, it could have been a celestial body, I.e. a star or planet, perhaps. PD))