UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 55620
Log Number US-04202014-0019
Date Submitted 04/20/2014 06:33 UTC
Date of the Event 04/19/2014 09:00 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Large pulsating fast moving light
Tags lights

Sighting Location

City New York
Region New York
Country United States
Latitude 40.718333
Longitude -73.999253
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Unknown
Sighting Duration Undisclosed
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Straight-line path
Object Shape Sphere
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

At 9 PM myself and my wife were on our deck when we both noticed a bright red-orange light pulsating and moving fast across the sky. First thought was aircraft but I quickly realized it was not the standard aircraft "strobe" lights. The lights were pulsating 1.5 seconds on, 1 second off. My wife noticed as well that there was an actual aircraft within the same view and the comparison of the lights and speed were not even close. The object was moving 100 times faster than the aircraft. From the time we noticed it from the southwest horizon / treeline to going out of view to the northeast it took approximately 5 minutes. I would estimate that at over 400 miles covered in that small amount of time. Myself and wife are both ex military and have been overseas and deployed, we know what aircraft strobes look like, this was a smooth pulsating light, not the sharp intense quick strobe. Also with aircraft you can normally tell the front from rear strobes alternating. This was on solid pulse. It appeared to be about the same flight level as a commercial aircraft but much larger in size compared to the aircraft that was in view. Last thing is the path it took, SW to N, is not a flight path for any commercial aircraft. There is a commercial route that almost all the airlines take moving through the northeast which is SE to NW. I have lived here for 15 years and never seen an aircraft take that path. If it continued on that path it would of been SE of Greenland very quickly and then over open water.


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