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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/17/2014 01:00 (Entered as : 7/17/14 1:00)
Reported: 7/17/2014 8:24:25 AM 08:24
Posted: 7/20/2014
Location: New York City (Queens), NY
Shape: Light
Duration: 1 hour
Very bright light, changing color and size, eventually moving/fading away towards the northwest. (1 hour total)

looking in the direction of Manhattan from my roof in Sunnyside, Queens NY. I observed what at first looked like a bright star in the distance. However it was an overcast night and there were no other stars visible from that direction.

The light from this object seemed to change in color from time to time. From white to orange and maybe even some green.

My next thought it might be a helicopter hoovering over some part of Manhattan but I've lived in NY for over 20 years and never seen one hoover in the same place for so long. This light eventually began to move to the right as I looked at it.

It also appeared to be moving downwards so I deducted that it was in fact moving away towards the north west.

Eventually I stopped looking and so don't know what happened next.