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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/3/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 080308 22:00)
Reported: 8/4/2008 5:41:15 AM 05:41
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Long Beach, NY
Shape: Oval
Duration: 3-4 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail
An oval brilliantly bright/white object with a trailing tail moving east to west over the ocean in 3-4 seconds.

The object was bright oval with a trailing tail behind it. The size is hard to determine but if I were to put 75-100 stars together, it might approximate the size if it. It was heading across the sky from east to west at approximately 10:00pm last night, Sunday night. It arked slightly, seeming to hesitate, as if to drop into the ocean, but then as if "restarting" it zoomed across the night sky, with a tail of lesser light trailing behind it. It took about 3 seconds for the whole thing and I was sure that there were reports of it but when I called the police station, no one had mentioned anything. It was not a shooting star.