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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/17/2020 05:30 (Entered as : 10/17/20 5:30)
Reported: 10/17/2020 1:05:29 PM 13:05
Posted: 12/23/2020
Location: New York City (Brooklyn), NY
Shape: Light
Duration: ~5 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object changed color
Stationary, rotating bright light

5:30 AM. It was dark (sunrise wasn’t until 7:09 AM). As I was getting cereal out of a cabinet near the kitchen window, I noticed a single, bright light that appeared to be rotating but staying approximately in the same place. I heard no sounds. There were only two visible stars (probably because of NYC light pollution, and because there was a bright security floodlight on a rooftop corner off to the left), and they were smaller, dimmer, unchanging, and not flickering. As I watched, I did see a much smaller blinking red light moving slowly in the sky toward the right edge and then out of my visual field, which looked like normal airplane activity—the contrast between this light and the brighter, larger stationary one served to affirm the uniqueness of the latter. I got my phone and recorded the light for about 45 seconds, unfortunately without raising the window screen because doing so is very noisy. I called my husband to the window (he is skeptical about th! is kind of thing) and asked him what he saw. He described what I described and said that the fact that the lighted object was stationary—not requiring propulsion to stay aloft, and clearly “spinning”—he couldn’t understand what it could possibly be. He left the room, and I went to the refrigerator for a second, and then turning back to look out the window, the light had completely disappeared. (What appears to be fast-moving light at the end of the video is actually my phone moving.) I wonder if anyone else saw this.