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Sighting Reports 2007

Woman Sees Large Light With Trailing Red Light
"Orbit" Across Sky Several Times
First Photo of Object. Second Photo of Object.
Second Photo of Object.
Second Photo of Object.


Date of Sighting: September 25, 2007
Time of Sighting: 10 to 10:15 PM EDT
Date Sighting Reported: September 26, 2007
Duration of Sighting: 5 to 7 Minutes (Per Sighting. Several Sightings Occurred.)
Location of Sighting: New York City, New York
Latitude: 40.8 Degrees North (Central Park)
Longitude: 74.0 Degrees West (Central Park)
Number of Witnesses: At Least Two
Number of Witnesses Interviewed: One
Weather: Clear Skies. Visibility 10 Miles. Winds Variable in Direction About 6 MPH.

Description (In Witness's Own Words): Hi, I am writing from NYC. I am not sure if this is a satellite, but there is something orbiting our sky every 5-7 minutes and earlier there was a red light trailing behind it as if it were on a leash? At first we thought that it was a meteor, as it was VERY bright. Then as it passed us over head, it got dull, and kept flying. The moon was pretty bright tonight (the night of the 25th of September) After about 3 times we decided that it was not a meteor shower type thing because the timing and path was predictable. However, I am not sure what this thing is, why it is circling around, what the trailing blinking red light is, and I did forget to mention: At one point, it looked as if the red light was being pulled closer to the "UFO". I have tried to find a clue as to what this is or could be, but I have not found anything of use on the sites I pulled up on Google. I was wondering if you would happen to know what this is or could be? When I tried to take pictures of it earlier, my shutter took too long and all you can see in all of the pictures is a cloud looking thing that looks ghost like. That is partly because the thing does not have lights on it, and I was not using a tripod. I did try to video tape it again at 2:30 am, but the moon had passed behind the house, and there was not enough light to illuminate this thing. Thank you in advance if you have any info that may help to "illuminate" on this mystery object! I AM SO CURIOUS!

Second Report by Witness (In Response to Investigator Questions): Hi William. I have a Nikon coolpix 995 digital camera. I am not sure how to identify the pixel density. We first saw the thing fly towards us after 10 pm. (It could have been 10:15?) Then, after 20 minutes after seeing it 2 or 3 times, my husband and I started to time it. Then we saw that it was predictable within a few minutes of each time that we saw it again. It was still "circling" at 2:34 am. However, at that time, it was not visible when approaching the house, only when flying directly overhead. I am not sure that satellites do this? And do they usually circle a short area of space? Because my camera is relatively old (2001) it does not take very good pictures. It is not great for night time stuff. I did take a LOT of pictures, but none can show what we saw with our eyes. The pictures I have, the shutter speed is slow I guess, and whatever it is/was that I was taking pictures of is *impossible* to see. I am sending you a selection of them that I have, but none are of much help to me. *PLEASE NOTE* there are some dots that show up on the screen. Pink blue green. They must be part of my camera as they are in every single shot! At first I thought they were stars, but it is just a glitch of some kind. I had to crop the pictures because emailing you the pictures as they were would make the files too big. I added a few "rings" in some to let you know where to look. Most of the pictures just look like clouds.

Investigator's Notes: I don't know what the witnesses sighted. The characteristics certainly don't fit a meteor. Perhaps they did sight a conventional aircraft, but the witnesses thought otherwise. At my request the primary witness (witness who reported sighting) sent photos. (See above.) We wish to thank the witness for taking the time and effort to send the photos. The witness used a Nikon Coolpix E995 digital camera to take the photos. (Maximum pixel resolution 3.34 megabytes.) The photos were taken with an exposure time of 1 second. The appearance of the object in the photos likely is not accurately reflected and is likely "time exposure" primarily due to "camera jiggle," slow shutter speed (1 second) and the fact that the witness did not use a tripod to take the photos. However, the photos show that the object was reddish in color. An object with similar characteristics was later reported to us. This object was seen in Bayside, New York at 10;15 PM on September 25, 2007. (This is the same date and time of this sighting.) Click here to read about the other sighting.