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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/23/2021 16:45 (Entered as : 012321 16:45)
Reported: 1/23/2021 2:07:49 PM 14:07
Posted: 3/2/2021
Location: Queens, NY
Shape: Other
Duration: 40 seconds
Characteristics: The object changed color
Small, shiny object changing colors oddly moving in NYC sky

I am an executive who resides in NYC and have a clear view of the sky from my apartment. As I was looking out of my apartment window at a clear blue sky taking on the phone to a friend I noticed a small shiny object that seemed to be floating in the sky. At first I assumed it was a shiny balloon since it was moving in a flowing fashion but then I noticed it take a quick move in a perfectly straight line heading straight up in the sky. its colors are very difficult to describe and were shiny and varied. I can't say I was looking at one distinct color. I was relaying what I saw to my friend on the phone remarking how strange it was. I live near 2 airports in NYC and am very used to planes and see police helicopter often. We changed subject and after 20 minutes the object returned to another point in the sky. I ran to the window to get a better look and it did the same as it had done before - moved smoothly in all sorts of directions then went absolutely! pin straight up in the sky. At that point it disappeared very high above Willow Lake in Queens. I don't know what this object was but it was fascinating to look at. I haven't seen anything like it before. Very strange.