|Occurred : 9/10/1976 22:00 (Entered as : 09/10/1976 22:00)
Reported: 5/14/2002 10:17:55 AM 10:17
Location: New York City (Bronx), NY
|1976 Sighting - 2 disks over NY city.
This sighting happened when I was ten years old, my apartment window faced south towards the landing pattern of Laguardia airport in NY. I was used to seeing the planes land at night and was familiar with the slow approaches from the south and the west to east patterns of planes landing. I was also familiar with the airplanes turning in the final approach to the airport at night.
What I witnessed or thought I did was a disk shaped object with illuminated window panels and blinking red and blue lights on the outer edge of the object traveling east. At first I thought it to be a blimp traveling west to east or an advertising plane - I had also seen these at night. What struck me as strange was the speed, sort of a slow deliberate and perpendicular path that was too straight. I witnessed this and thought the distance to be at least a half mile away which would make the object huge.
From my vantage point the object moved slowly and did not produce the jet sounds that I could make out from that distance that airplanes usually made. I still thought it was a single blimp until it reached the far eastern edge of my view and another similar object entered my view from the east but moving in a gyroscopic fashion - at the same plane of the horizon and perpendicular direction.
I became excited as the first object stopped dead still and seemed to wait as the second object approached from the west. It was too much for me to believe and I watched for several minutes (about three) before I left the window to get some water and regroup.
I returned to the window and to my surprise both of the objects had left the area, I remained watching for a long time but did not see them again.
This has been bugging me for over 25 years, want to know for sure.
((NUFORC Note: Date of event may be approximate. PD))