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Occurred : 8/15/1999 23:00 (Entered as : 08/15/99 23:00)
Reported: 12/27/2000 10:26
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Montauk, NY
Shape: Circle
Duration:15 min.
Montauk Mystery Lights

Gadzooks!! What are those things!? I'm standind in a field over the beach in Montauk where I had camped for the night. It's approximately 11:00 PM, I'm tending the fire, after just having finished dinner . Now, I'm staring at two, very large, golden, circular orbs at low altitude over the water. Like giant "goofballs" over the ocean. "Heck, I just got into the beer," I thought--can't be that. They were the brightest lights I'd ever seen, yet they didn't really exude much light, they more like retracted it. No glare, there should've been a trail of light five miles long on the water surface. After five minutes, they kind of flickered out, only to reappear in the same spot ten minutes later. I estimate they stayed on for another ten minutes, then went out for good. Couldn't have been giant flares, flares would be fired at a high altitude, then streak down gradually, and give off alot of glare on water. Later, I found that someone had seen the exact same thing in Montauk, only a couple of months before I did. This can be looked up in the archives section at <http://www.((html deleted))> I also found these orbs reported in a UFO magazine as being seen in Phoenix, AZ, and associated with the "Phoenix Lights." The truth is out there somewhere, and I want to believe, because I know what I saw, and I know that it is stranger than fiction...............…