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Occurred : 7/16/2001 22:45 (Entered as : 7/16/01 22:45)
Reported: 7/17/2001 18:29
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: New York City (Manhattan) (Great Lawn), NY
Shape: Diamond
Duration:30-60 sec
Two bright white lights, rotating around one another in a diamond shaped pattern, and an airplane just above them.

i was laying in central park with my boyfriend. we had just finished watching the new york philaharmonic orchestra. we had been enjoying a beautiful night, and some wine and cheese. just after the concert ended there was a short fireworks display, and the crowd began to disperse. my boyfriend and i, however, were quite enjoying the cool beautiful summer night, and lingered for about 20 mins. on our blanket, practicing our spanish and giggling. we were just off of 81st. ST. in Central park, on the Great Lawn. He layed down, and i (fully clothed:)) stradled him and we talked like this for a while. Suddenly he put his head back and stared at the sky. Compelled by his intense gaze, i looked up as well. What i saw was an airplane flying east, and just below it, two large bright white lights rotating over one another in a wide diamond pattern. He saw the same thing, but from a different angle. The lights moved quickly to the east maintaining the rotation, but in less than 60 sec. they dissappeared into the north east, behind some thick clouds. We got up and walked back to his apartment. I am an actress and 20yrs old, and a character i played a while back was into sci-fi, so i did a lot of research in this area, and became obsessed with it. So, as we walked home i slowly began to relate some of my findings with my boyfriend, who is in investment banking and 24yrs old. Needless to say we were both freaked out and would like to know if anyone else in the city saw the same thing.