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Occurred : 12/25/1999 19:30 (Entered as : 12/25/99 1930)
Reported: 1/7/2000 01:12
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Shape: Chevron
Duration:30-35 sec.
While standing on the deck of my home, I happened to look up to the NE and saw a large chevron/boomerang object moving from the north to south making no sound....

At 1930 Christmas night I was on my the deck of my home using a brand new telescope I had recieved that day. The weather was partly overcast at that time with a cloud ceiling of approximately 2,000-3,00 ft. I looked to the NE and saw a large chevron/boomerang shape moving slowly under the cloud layer. At first I thought it was an airplane but this object had no fuselage or tail. I watched for about 7 sec. and stuck my head in the kitchen door and called a friend outside to try to get another point of view. She came out and I asked her if she saw the object or heard any sound. At this time the object was passing overhead at about a 15 degree angle. She could not see it, I supposed because her eyes were not yet accustomed to the light. I continued to observe and I got a real good look at it. There was no moon to the south/east/north so it was not a shadow. I could not see a defined leading edge of the "wing", it looked so black and impossibly thin. It almost reminded me of smoke. I kind of thought it was a flock of geese, but it did not change shape. As I continued looking I could see the faded orange glow of the Poughkeepsie Galleria mall lights along the rear edge. I could see surface texture so the object was not smooth. The orange glow was jagged, and there was a small "squarish" bump on the right side. The craft still made no noise. I continued to study the object untill it dissapeared from view in the treeline. I estimate the size of the object to be approximately 200 to 300 feet wide from tip to tip. It was flying just under the clouds and looked to be flying under 100 mph. I still havent figured this one out. No drinking or drugs were involved.