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Occurred : 12/17/2002 10:30 (Entered as : 12/17/02 10:30)
Reported: 12/18/2002 5:21:10 PM 17:21
Posted: 12/23/2002
Location: New York City (Manhattan), NY
Shape: Sphere
Duration:20 seconds
Small silver orbs moving among Manhattan skyscrapers, morning and evening events

getting coffee from a coffee cart on the corner of Broadway and 43rd Street, glanced east and saw a small (about two or three feet) silverish orb with two slowly blinking lights on the bottom moving west over 43rd Street directly next to the Grace building about 20 stories up. I thought it was some sort of balloon toy or even paper blowing on the wind. The object had an unsteady movement as if being moved around by the wind. However, the object was NOT falling but proceeding horizontally. When it reached 6th Avenue (one block away from my position) it made a 90-degree turn against the wind, without changing it's altitude, and continued south and out of view behind the Conde Nast tower. It gave me a creepy feeling like it was some sort of probe or reconnaissance device. I believe in UFOs but have never seen anything as bizarre as this in my life, and I consider myself a pretty stable person.

Later the same day, just past sunset, I was walking south on 7th Avenue, from 42nd Street to 34th Street. Around 40th Street I noticed several block south there were three more objects like the one I had seen earlier in the day, about as high up. They were quite small in the distance but I could see the same slowly blinking lights on the bottom. The three moved, variously, horizontally and vertically over the avenue, and then grouped together and moved downwards a few floors in altitude. then they stopped their downward motion and moved horizontally (no downward movement) towards a building on the east side of the street and proceeded, next to it, to move out of sight down whichever side street they were over (somewhere in the mid-thirties).

In no case could I make out any details on the objects beyond the lights on the bottom, which appeared red or orange.

I'm a professional working in Times Square.