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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/7/1999 00:30 (Entered as : 05/07/99 00:30)
Reported: 7/8/1999 09:27
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Cherry Grove (Fire Island), NY
Shape: Changing
Duration:5 Min
Object looking like a comet spotted over ocean at Fire Island.

The Object Was round with a bright tail streaming off of it as it moved. It was far off in the distance, but it was hard to tell how far it was compared to how big it was. In my best estimation i would say it was about 5 to 10 thousand feet up. It was glowing faintly, at first i thought it was an after image from staring at a bright light but my 3 freinds saw it also. The object was perceived to be moing very slowly, but withouth knowing its size or distance its imposible to know exactly. It turned from its downward direction and started looping around in a random swirling pattern before slowly spreading out to 10 times its original size and fading away as it did so. My freinds and i all agreed that it did not look like fire works, a meteorite, an airplane, a baloon or a search light. The witneses that i know of.. although im sure there were more. are all college students, from long island NY.