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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/1996 03:00 (Entered as : 7/1/96 3:00)
Reported: 8/8/2006 8:23:38 PM 20:23
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Lake George, NY
Shape: Light
Duration: 1 or more hours
Small points of light moving randomly

While vacationing at Lake George, NY about 10 years ago, a small group of friends and I went for a walk by the lake around 3:00 AM. It was a very clear, star-lit night, and we were all clear-headed (none of us use alcohol or drugs). Over the space of an hour or so, we observed one or more single points of white light, about the same size and brightness as a dim star or a man-made satelite, moving randomly in a small area of the sky, almost directly overhead, high above the earth. I would have guessed that they were man-made satelites, but they didn't travel in a continuous straight line across the sky, and they moved slower than satelites. I would also have guessed that they were extremely high-flying aircraft, but their movements were not like aircraft--they would move slowly in a straight line for a while, then make turns that were too sudden for an aircraft, sometimes at angles close to 90 degrees. I don't recall seeing more than one in motion at a time. If we stared at the area of the sky in which these objects were appearing, it would appear as though one of the stars would begin to move, and then for the next several minues, we would watch it move randomly as I described above. I never reported this, but I talk about it with my friends from time to time. We ask one another, as we did that night, "Did I really see that?" and the answer is, "Yes."

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