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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/27/2013 22:00 (Entered as : 042713 22:00)
Reported: 4/28/2013 8:38:23 AM 08:38
Posted: 5/15/2013
Location: New Britian, CT
Shape: Light
Duration: 30-45 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object emitted beams, The object changed color
UFO over New Britian CT April 27, 2013 22:00 (10:pm)

April 27 2013 22:00, We had exited the Ball park to go home after a win-game. Nearing the car my daughter said, Dad look! What is that? A small dot of light, proceeded by what looked like broadening sweeping translucent light beams, was coming our way. Coming out of the North I believe. We were lucky to catch it at around 30-40 degree above the horizon. As it was nearing, we saw a small dim white dot of light, preceded by parallel stubby broad width / flat beams of translucent white light. The twin beams seemed to be rotating or perhaps a shaft-like-shadow was rotating around within the light beam -left to right around the dot of light. My Guess is, in either case, rotating around the point of light. Toward the aft side we could not see the beams very well, (possibly because they were edge on. But as it swept around from left to right (clockwise direction) we saw the broad flat face side of them leading the dot of light. I stated; “woah, yeah looks like a an! gel huh? I mean it looks sort of like an angel.” (Simply because of it’s almost Christmassy shape, though somewhat upside downish.

As this thing got near 45-50 incline from horizon it began to glow more orange. By 60 degree incline it got to be quite a dazzling flame like orange, yet still just a dot, though just a little bigger. The angel wings ( the broad beams of translucent light) seemed to glow mixed orange and white. I was not sure if it was an Jet airliner illumination the clouds. I watched for different lengthening of the beams as it moved, The beams stayed the same length. I could not tell by that alone if this “thing” was in the cloud. I concluded it must be below the cloud layer. Though aircraft always have more than one light, red green and white. And Usually one or more blinking on and off. ‘No‘, I thought, ‘this is no Jet airliner’. It’s just a single dot of non blinking - non flickering light, so I thought ‘Helicopter’? Yet, not a single sound of any kind from it. I just could NOT identify it or set it in a category apart from what my many years of looking up had been used to seeing. I! t was a fascinating flame orange color which I had never seen before. As it passed over head (~75 incline looking West) it was back to it’s soft luminescent white light (halo-ish) beams and a dull light dot. We watched it as it moved on toward direct South eventually going below the tree tops (with no definable point of lights - just a ghostly white). We “other witnesses” shared a few speculative words, keeping it cool. One woman said; ‘’s a Chinese lantern, they look like that. We don’t want to scare the kids’. I guess because some one said; ‘..its’ a UFO’, And carried on with our business of going home wondering. These numbers ( 41.647299 -72.774296 ) are exact location where we stood upon seeing this thing.

And here is the only picture I was able to snap with my cell phone: very poor quality: Where we were standing, and UFO path, in Red The day’s weather conditions