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UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 53690
Log Number US-01232014-0013
Date Submitted 01/23/2014 09:56 UTC
Date of the Event 07/16/2013 12:00 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Whitnessed a craft enter atmosphere, eventually slowed down, changed direction after a while then ascended
Tags none

Sighting Location

City Whitney Point
Region New York
Country United States

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Over One Mile
Sighting Duration Undisclosed
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Straight-line path,Path with directional change
Object Shape Boomerang
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

I should have reported this when it happened but had to get my head around it. Around July 16, 2013, I was laying back in my pool looking at the stars and watching meteors around 12:30am. I do this a lot as I am an amateur astronomer. I saw a streak of light enter the atmosphere from the east and thought that it would be an awesome meteor display as huge as it was. It left a huge long trail as it slowed to a crawl. Please forgive the following description but it is the only thing I can think of to describe it, it looked like a ship dropping out of "warp" if you watch the SyFy channel. The craft slowed a lot then maintained a level flight path, to the point our aircraft would fall from the sky. It traveled in a easterly direction for a ways then turned to the south west where it continued to travel for a minute or so. It then started to gain altitude and climb until I could no longer see it. The craft looked all white, like it had a glow to it or something but still looked obviously solid, and was a crescent shape. It made no noise that I could hear and didn't leave any trail after initially entering the atmosphere and slowing. The whole sighting lasted about 3 minutes, maybe 4. I've tried to debunk it myself but there aren't any objects that I am aware of that can travel like that and meteors don't deliberately change direction then rise in altitude. I spend a lot of time looking through a Celestron C8 telescope so I know exactly what all the planets and moon look like. I was pretty shocked, but I personally feel this object was not ours. Of all the times to not have my telescope out with my camera attached, :-/ I was hoping to make a CGI representation of the object and path but I don't know how to do it.

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