|Occurred : 7/17/2006 00:00 (Entered as : 07/17/06 0:00)
Reported: 7/16/2006 10:27:07 PM 22:27
Location: Kingston, NY
|Bright light moving quickly before blinking out of existence.
I looked to my left (east) and high in the sky moving quickly to the north was a very bright light. I saw it move extremely fast northbound before it turned back on itself on the same plane, just for a tenth of a second, then stopped and blinked out of existence. As it disappeared it brightened up before looking like it collapsed instantaneously in on itself into a horizontal line of light. Working as a lighting tech on movies, I know how different lights appear under different conditions and optical circumstances.
((NUFORC Note: Under ordinary circumstances, we would explore whether the witness might have observed the "flare" of an "Iridium" satellite. However, satellites do not reverse their course. PD))