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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/10/2008 11:55 (Entered as : 7/10/08 11:55)
Reported: 7/11/2008 11:03:36 AM 11:03
Location: Green Island, NY
Duration: 1 second
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|Four Lights In Upper Atmosphere Moving At 25,000 MPH Could Be Faster Depending On Height
I just got home and the sky was clear. I was looking up at the stars and was looking for meteors. I scanned the whole sky. I looked to the east at about 22 degrees to the east and about 12 degrees to the south from where I was standing from an over head view I suddenly saw four yellowish lights in formation of two even followed by two even. The third was between the first two and the fourth was equidistant as the first two.
The formation looked like this: xxxxxxxUxxxxxxxU xxxUxxxxxxxU The U's represent the objects.
There was no sound and they had to be at least 6 miles up or more. Since it was night it is difficult to tell, but planes at less than that give sound. They were moving at 1/2 meteor speed across the sky. Nothing moves that fast. Aurora is mach 7 from what is documented to the public(replacement for blackbird). I just called the airport and talked with some personal as I was writing this. They say you can hear planes at 40,000 feet. There was no sound. The covered the sky 12 degrees from the overhead to 55 degrees or more in about 1 second.
The airport called me back and said they put it in the log. I will also be contacting the FAA, not for an admission from them but to let them know of the incident.
We either we have something that moves at mach 25 plus or it was not of our earth. This was not a natural formation of any kind. I have seen hundreds of meteors of all kinds and some people might classify them as something but I knew they were not.
After reporting I went back outside and looked up. I saw a plane very clearly cover the same space. I could see the wings and it was not coming in for a landing but was moving across the same area but much lower. There was no sound so this passenger jet had to be 35,000 to 40,000 feet or more. It took over 40 seconds to transverse the same space at a lower altitude. Say the passenger jet moves at the standard speed of 500MPH. 1/2 of 40 is 20 for 1000MPH, 1/2 of 20 is 10 for 2000MPH, 1/2 of 10 is 5 for 4000MPH, 1/2 of 5 is 2.5 for 8000MPH, 1/2 of 2.5 is 1.25 for 16,000MPH. This was the distance covered but the altitude must was much higher. There is indeed only two options here.
I like science. I aced the geometry regents exam in high school. I have been doing the work of systems analysis for 20 plus years in computer systems and logic is what I do.