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Occurred : 7/4/2005 21:21 (Entered as : 07/04/2005 21:21)
Reported: 7/6/2005 2:41:11 PM 14:41
Posted: 7/13/2005
Location: Flushing, NY
Shape: Cigar
Duration: 3 minutes
Slow moving Cigar shaped object sighted while waiting for 2005 Macy's fireworks to begin from a distance of 10-15 miles

I was standing on the roof of a building in Lefrak City Queens, NY approximately 18 stories high, waiting for the Macy's fireworks to begin and I was taking snapshots of the Manhattan skyline in the distance. I was approximately 15 miles from Manhattan. I can't guess from the photos how far the object was positioned from where I took the photo. I believe it may be more than 10 miles which would lead me to believe it was a very large object. It appeared to be moving slowly across the sky. I took two photos 3 minutes apart. I believe the speed could be determined by the relation of the object to the rooftops of buildings and the time between shots.