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Occurred : 9/7/2002 22:00 (Entered as : 09/07/02 22:00)
Reported: 9/7/2002 9:09:29 PM 21:09
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Rochester, NY
Shape: Oval
Duration:1 hour
Ufo's seen hovering around the Rochester area

I went outside because we had a power outage and I looked down the road to see if my neighbors power had gone out also. It was a very clear night with many stars. I noticed what I thought was a very bright star that seemed to change colors. I went in the house and got my binoculars and told my husband and 20 yr old daughter to come out and look. Without binoculars it looked like a brilliant star. But with binoculars there was a definite oval shape with individual spot lights around the perimeter that pulsated and changed to different colors. The object tilted and it appeared to have a cone-like bottom. It hovered in the NW sky for about 30 minutes and then slowly moved North and West. I notified the police but by the time the officer arrived, it was out of view. I called my friend in Hamlin, NY (about 10 miles NW of Rochester) and she and her husband went outside and saw SEVERAL ufo's in the NW sky. She spoke with the officer over the phone and reported her sighting.

After the officer left, we noticed another ufo in the NE sky over Rochester that was hovering. They appear as bright colored stars that pulsate and change color, but when looking thru binoculars we could definitely make out saucer shaped objects.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect that twinkling stars may, indeed, have been the cause of the sighting, but that is surmise. However, if one or more of them moved as described by the witness, they could not have been stars. PD))