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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/1997 18:00 (Entered as : 07/01/1997 18:00)
Reported: 9/23/2005 6:30:08 PM 18:30
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: New York City (Manhattan), NY
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 1 min
Black sphere hovering over lower Manhattan.

It was up in the sky in a partly cloudy late afternoon. I was riding the M14 bus going Eastbound on 14th street after finishing my shift.

I looked out of the window where I saw a black ball suspended in the Eastern sky. I blinked several times thinking I was seeing things but there it remained. At first I thought it was part of the building's fixtures but as the bus continued on its route, the ball remained fixed in the sky while the structures went by.

The distance of the object was like holding a ballbearing at arms' length. The sphere was below cloud deck.

I was transfixed, wondered what it was, knew what it was and wondered again if the sky opened a hole and if it was space I was seeing.

After I got off my stop it was hard to find it, with so many obstructions.

To this day, I wonder where it came from and what the occupants look like though I get a chill since I get the sensation that they aren't human looking.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))

((NUFORC Note: One of several reports from the same individual, who elects not to indicate his or her name. Sadly, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of the reports from this witness. PD))