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Sighting Reports 2008

Man Sees 2 "Strange" Shiny Silver Objects in Afternoon Sky

Date of Sighting: October 10, 2008
Time of Sighting: 3:45 PM EDT
Date Sighting Reported: October 10, 2008
Duration of Sighting: 5 to 10 Minutes
Location of Sighting: Paterson, New Jersey (About 20 Miles NW of New York City)
Latitude: 40.92 Degrees North
Longitude: 74.17 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Skies Were Clear. Visibility Was 10 Miles. Winds Were Calm. (Witness Reported That A Few Clouds Were in the Sky.)

Description: Around 3:45 PM this afternoon I saw a strange thing in the eastern portion of the sky. I was standing across from city hall waiting for the bus while I marveled and the hordes of pigeons that swarm around the steeple of the city hall building. I noticed a couple of birds that flew even higher than the pigeons. These birds were white in color and flew so high they could have been mistaken for small aircraft had they not circled and dived. Within their circling area I noticed a small glitter much higher than the circling birds and my first thought was "oh a star". I thought a little bit and said "its too early for stars." It was around that point when I realized this small silvery glittery thing was actually moving, but very very slow. It was moving so slow in fact I could look away and find it almost in the same position when I returned my gaze. The sky was very clear as far as I could see but it seemed that the shiny thing was traveling behind a cloud or something because I could see the silver color break up like things do when something passes by it. Any way it continued to travel towards the east very slow in a straight direction. I momentarily looked away to find yet another one traveling at a similar speed in the same path. I thought, perhaps that is just a flight path and those planes are not landing anytime soon because they are so high up . I turned away to check my bus a second and looked back in the direction of where they should have been and to my surprise the second silvery thing had caught up with the first and they seemed to be about 3 fingers apart from each other. I looked to see if there were more and when I looked back both were gone.

Comments: It is difficult to say what the witness sighted. Sometimes regular aircraft can look strange from a long distance. Aircraft can look like "silver orbs" without wings or fuselage. However, I can't say for sure if these objects were conventional aircraft.

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