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Occurred : 7/13/2003 18:15 (Entered as : 7/13/03 18:15)
Reported: 7/18/2003 12:06:52 PM 12:06
Posted: 7/23/2003
Location: New York City (Brooklyn), NY
Shape: Sphere
Duration:15 Minutes
Watch Spherical object for 15 Minutes over Brooklyn

I had just finished a bike ride in Marine Park and went across the street to the Salt Marshes to unwind from the ride. The view from the back of the parks department building is beautiful and peaceful. Plus the view is clear to the horizon, which is very rare in Brroklyn. While I was looking out over the Marsh, I saw a flash of light from the sky. I looked up and saw the usual planes comming and going because I live close to JFK and La Guarida Airports. But there was an object comming up from the south and heading in a Northerly direction that did look like or act like a jet. This object which I watched for 15 minutes was spherical in shape and had a light gray metalic color to it. It was high above the clouds which made it impossible to see any other features on this craft. I did not see any flashing lights on it either. At first the craft was comming up from the south in a straight line. What made it different from the jets is that is was wobbling as it was moving and it wasn't on the same path as all the other jets were. The weather this day was clear with a few fair weather clouds in the sky. I know that it was high up because a cloud passed in front of it and I lost sight of it for a moment, while all the jets in the area were flying below the clouds. After watching for several minutes, the craft went off its course and started following one of the jets that was heading in an easterly direction. What bothered me it that the craft descended a bit while doing this and I thought for a moment it was going to crash into the jet. As this was happening a cloud was passing by and I noticed that the craft went behind the cloud and the jet was in front of it which means there must of still been some height distance between the two. Then the unidentified craft switched directions and start heading away from the jet in a westerly direction. It did that for a couple of minutes, then turned into a northerly direction. The craft was getting closer to me, not straight above me but still ! on an angle when a large cloud came by. It took a couple of minutes for the cloud to pass. When it did the craft was gone. As a said earlier I watched this craft for 15 minutes before it went behind the large cloud. It was not moving fast at all, more like a slow meandering pace. I am somewhat interested in UFO's and have visited this site in the pass to see what's going on in the tri-state area. I probably would not have filed this report if I hadn't seen two other reports from my area on the same day. I've never seen anything like this in the 43 years I've been alive.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. We believe that a helium blimp would be the first possibility to be ruled out, although the description by the witness does not appear to us to fit that profile. PD))