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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/18/2005 18:55 (Entered as : 02/18/2005 18:55)
Reported: 2/24/2005 8:21:20 PM 20:21
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Batavia (near), NY
Shape: Light
Duration: couple minutes
Flashing Vertical Beam of White Light from an unknown source

I was driving westbound on the New York State Thruway, between the LeRoy and Batavia Exits, when I noticed a white beam of light, vertical, flashing on for a few seconds, then off for several.

The sky was mostly cloudy, I was unable to determine whether the source of this light beam was from the ground or air. This beam was approximately four miles from Batavia and approximately two miles north of the Thruway in what I would describe as a rural, farming area.

Finally, other vehicles on the Thruway appeared to slow down while this light was visible. I reported this to the Meteorology Department at WIVB, Channel 4, Buffalo, New York. I have not received a response.