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Occurred : 5/1/1998 18:30 (Entered as : 05/01/1998 18:30)
Reported: 1/17/2004 11:10:52 PM 23:10
Posted: 1/22/2004
Location: New York City (Manhattan), NY
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 - 10 minutes
Strangely moving craft, zigzagging in the distance that turned out to be a huge triangle with lots of lights when it flew overhead..

I'm an outreach worker with the homeless in NYC and me and partner were headed to our dinner break in the van when we saw an object flying erratically in the area of lower manhattan. We were in midtown, around 54th Street and traffic was very heavy so we were basically crawling along. I was driving. So we spot this 'plane' flying east to west and then appearing to hover and just acting in a way we'd never seen a plane act before. My partner was in the military service and he's familiar with planes but he was just as dumbfounded as i was at the way it was acting. So as we were driving south on 9th Avenue, we are keeping our eyes on this 'plane' and suddenly it started to fly straight in our direction. We said 'Great, now we can see what kind of plane this is' must have moved really fast because suddenly it just seemed to glide right over us and that was when we saw it wasn't a plane but this HUGE triangle thing with many, many round lights underneath. The lights were arranged in triangular rows and there were three rows of them in the shape of the craft if you can picture that. They were very bright but did not give off any glare. This was just before sunset. We hung out the window as we were stopped at the light. Next to us was a woman in a jeep and she looked to see what we were staring at wide mouthed and she got a little hysterical, pretty much as dumbfounded as we were. The thing made no sound at all.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))