|Occurred : 6/2/2001 19:00 (Entered as : 6/2/01 19:00)
Reported: 6/15/2001 10:31
Location: Long Island (above), NY
|The sighting took place from a plane.My wife, two children,(girl 5,boy 1),and two friends were bound for Martha's Vineyard on an eight seat private jet.We took off from Teataborough(?) airport in N.J at approx 18:45 in thick cloud cover.When the aircraft came up out of the clouds(approx 6-7 min. after take off),into bright sunlight my friend who was seated in front of me, by the right wing of the aircraft called out "what the *$#@ is that?" .Immediately I looked out of my window.Behind us on the right side of the plane and some dist. above,(1-3000 ft approx),was this large rusty red boomarang shaped object sillouetted against the bright blue sky (now above storm), no windows or lights could be seen ....About the size of a large jet,(747),it hovered in place for several seconds before we lost sight of it.My friend, who had first sighted it, for a greater duration said it looked as if it had bulbous shapes which joined to form the boomarang.We both agreed ,however on the size and color of the object.My 5 yr.old daugher also caught a glimpse of the object.Due to the storm below us we thougt it could have been some weather monitoring balloon...Also by this time in the flight,(total flight time to M.V :35 min.),we were probabbly quite near J.F.K and La Guardia airport.Yet this resembled nothing I have ever seen.Especially the red ochreish color struck us as odd.We meant to ask the pilot but in all the excitement we forgot.
((NUFORC Note: Please see other report form this date from Wayne, NJ. PD))